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In the Mind's Eye : Truth Versus Perception: ELA Lessons for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Grades 6-8:

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In the Mind's Eye: Truth Versus Perception invites students on a philosophical exploration of the relationship between truth and perception. Developed by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth, this unit applies concepts from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" to help students discover how reality is presented and interpreted in fiction, nonfiction, art, and media. Students engage in activities such as Socratic seminars, literary analyses, skits, art, and creative writing to understand differing perceptions of reality. The unit features art from MC Escher and Vincent Van Gogh, short stories from Guy de Maupassant and Shirley Jackson, longer texts by Daniel Keyes and Ray Bradbury, and informational texts related to sociology, ****** propaganda, and Christopher Columbus. Aligned to Common Core standards for ELA, this unit encourages students to translate learning to real-life contexts and problems by exploring themes of disillusionment, social deception, and the power of perception.

Number of Pages: 237
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Teaching Methods + Materials / Reading, Special Education / Gifted
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc
Author: Emily Mofield & Ph.D. Tamra Stambaugh
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 50098444
UPC: 9781618214829
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2733

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