About this Lesson
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
Links to Lesson PDFs
Perspective and Context : Beyond the Singular (Hi)Story