New way to get students to see how two sides experiencing the same situation can have two differing opinions: If you want your students to step outside of their own experiences and understand how others can think differently, or if you are doing lessons on points of view, argument, social issues, historical perspective, culture , getting along in a diverse group, or character ed. give this a try.
Show students this trailer and compare it with a typical Mrs. Doubtfire trailer.
Then get all "21st Century digital literacy" with them and dissect the videography- analyze how the visual, sound, (and lack of sound( timing and editing elements) create the perceptions.
If they say that this trailer is "wrong" show them A and B in the graphic at left. Squares A and B are EXACTLY the same shade even though A looks darker. It is a trick. Click the image if you don't believe.
Optical illusions help create understanding individual cultural and perspective differences by showing how something they see with their own eyes as "real" can be "wrong" more easily than trying to get students to do it with words.
(Thanks to my friend Ronne who I have not seen since 1984 yet through the magic of the internet was able to share this recut.)
I am Lisa Gurthie the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary, holistic education, and unschooling school to make it more real and relevant. One day I will modernize my "about" page. Check out the other blogs on this site for Lesson Ideas, Celebration of Good Teaching, and Piedmont PD