One of the key concepts we are exploring during this unit of inquiry (Rights and Responsibilities) is perspectives. To support understanding of the concept, I have used some very thought-provoking books:
- I am the dog, I am the cat by Donald Hall (that is on the agenda for tomorrow)
- Voices in the park by Anthony Browne
- Luke’s Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley
They have helped the students to connect to the idea of perspective, point of view and how they can differ.
The students had a close look at the exhibited School Bill of Rights, which is illustrated in the hall way of the school, and they chose the one they considered to be most important. We linked this back to the idea of points of view.
Further we managed to connect this to our current writing focus to persuade. The students have to persuade others of their opinion, their point of view, yet also appreciate the fact that there are different perspectives.