Truth vs. Perception vs. Reality
Lesson created by Jane Lehman using
Video from TED-Ed YouTube Channel
As you watch this video, you will learn about the steps that your mind goes through as it processes what is going on in a given situation, which results in your unique perception of an event. You will learn in this video why you cannot always trust your perception of a given event.
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Since you are able to view the situation occurring in Jumped from an outsider perspective, you have more information about what is going on in this story than the 3 characters do and are able to observe and make meaning of the events occurring in the story in a more rational manner. Trina, Dominique, and Leticia all have very different perceptions of what is going on, which are biased and skewed. They have attached meanings to certain types of events occurring, which results in them making unfair assumptions about the other characters. Since you know the three characters' perceptions of events, you are closer to knowing the truth of what actually happened in this story than the characters do and can identify what unfair assumptions the characters have made about each other. I would like you to choose one of the characters and rewrite a chapter in the story, based on this well-informed knowledge you have about the other characters.Your rewrite should be 1-2 pages long. You should also include at least one drawing to illustrate what is going on in your chapter rewrite. Show your character's new enlightened thinking on the given situations occurring in her life. -If you chose Trina, re-write chapter 23 (Boys-girls). - If you chose Dominique, re-write chapter 6 (Social Interaction). - If you chose Leticia, re-write chapter 22 (It's On). *As you re-write these chapters, think about what you think the character should know about the other characters in the book. What information do you think may have caused your chosen character to think more positively about another character(s) if she had known? Help your character to think about the bigger picture of the situation instead of just the immediate reality.*
"For every minute that you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness." "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."