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

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

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Overview

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, Nazi 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618214829
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Pages: 225
Sales rank: 1,217,413
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

About the Author

Emily Mofield, Ed.D., is a gifted education consulting teacher at Sumner County Schools in White House, TN. Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in special education and executive director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University.

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Jason_Tomlinson More than 1 year ago
As a middle school gifted teacher of five years, I have not encountered a better resource for meeting the needs of my students than this book. Dr. Stambaugh and Dr. Mofield have done gifted classrooms across Tennessee and the whole country a great service by providing this wonderful treasure for us teachers. I highly recommend it for any gifted teacher or any any advanced ELA teacher. You won't be disappointed.