Complete the preview activity. Students write a short paragraph or make a sketch depicting how they felt entering their new classroom for the first time.
Class shares a variety of paragraphs or sketches and students explain to the class how they felt and why. (Students should begin to recognize the many different points of view in our classroom, even though the event was the same for everyone)
Class discussion on why people have different points of view / perspectives.
Pose the question: Whose perspective is right or correct or accurate? Discuss.
Point out that what we have just done is what historians do all the time. (Analyze an event from many different perspectives to gain a better understanding of the event.)
Preview: Write a paragraph or make a sketch explaining how you felt as you entered our classroom on the first day of school. Include at least 3 different feelings or emotions. Label your sketches and be sure to explain why you felt the way you did.