Section 1: Lesson Objectives for Teaching about Perception Concepts
Clicking on this resource link leads you to the following 10 items:
A. Character Traits Addressed
B. Conflict Resolution Strategies Addressed
C. Other Concepts Addressed
D. Cognitive/Instructional Objectives
E. Emotional Objectives
F. Behavioral Objectives
G. Glossary of Terms
H. Lesson Length
I. Links for Teaching Posters for Classroom Use
J. Links for all the Perception stories and lesson plans
Section 2: Read Perception story: Six Blind Men and the Elephant
A. Teacher reads story to the class called “Six Blind Men and the Elephant.”
B. Story Description: This is a parable from India that is re-told by Debbie Dunn.
When conflict arises, we have two options. We can choose to continue the conflict or to problem-solve. This parable from India deals with times when people misinterpret what is really going on and they jump to the wrong conclusions. In the case of this particular story, six blind men encounter an elephant. Listen for how each blind man perceives what an elephant looks like.
Section 3: Perception Video and Slideshow: Six Blind Men and the Elephant
a. Students will watch the video called “Six Blind Men and the Elephant.” on Associated Content.com.
b. Students will watch the slideshow of “Six Blind Men and the Elephant” on Examiner.com.
b. As students watch the slideshow, get a student to narrate the story in his or her own words.
Section 4: Perception skit: Six Blind Men and the Elephant
Students will divide into groups and perform a skit for the class called “Six Blind People and the Elephant.”
Section 5: Bloom’s Taxonomy Discussion: Six Blind Men and the Elephant
There are six levels in the Bloom’s Taxonomy discussion question process. After reading “Six Blind Men and the Elephant,” the teacher will ask questions from all six levels. The links to each level are included below:
Level 1 – Ask the Knowledge Questions.
Level 2 – Ask the Comprehension Questions.
Level 3 – Ask the Application Questions.
Level 4 – Ask the Analysis Questions.
Level 5 – Ask the Synthesis Questions.
Level 6 – Ask the Evaluation Questions.
Section 6: Perception writing assignment: Six Blind Men and the Elephant
A.Students will write about the six Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions for the Perception tale called “Six Blind Men and the Elephant.”
Section 7: Perception Game
A. Students will take part in a Perception Game.
B. The goal of this game is to demonstrate that sometimes we make an assumption that we know what someone must be feeling by the visual and verbal cues that we perceive. A lot of the time, we have gotten a totally wrong impression and therefore, base our reaction on this misinformation.
C. Link to the downloadable 30 Perception Cards.
Perception Cards 1 to 6
Perception Cards 7 to 12
Perception Cards 13 to 18
Perception Cards 19 to 24
Perception Cards 25 to 30