Perspective and Context

Beyond the Singular (Hi)Story

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There is a danger of students receiving only one version of historical events; perspective of the storyteller can easily change the story a listener receives of the past. For students to determine the implications of perspective, they will read and analyze primary documents from the late 19th century from a variety of individuals involved with the whaling communities in Connecticut. Through comparative analysis, students will be able to understand the effects of perspective on storytelling, especially historic events. 


Created By
Kim Herzog
Grade Level
General Interest, English/Literature, Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Civics

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Perspective and Context : Beyond the Singular (Hi)Story

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