Matters of Education

Learning Happens Everywhere

Building Perspective

Length of Time:   Each Activity will run from 15-30 minutes


Here you will find several activities that engage our youngest students in gaining a true understanding of what it means to see things from different points of view–by time, by place, and by idea.

Essential Questions

How does where we stand affect how we view the world?

Common Core Standards


English Language Arts Standards: Reading:

Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words

English Language Arts Standards: Writing

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.


English Language Arts Standards: Language

Knowledge of Language:

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening

Vocabulary Development and Usage:

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening


Mathematics Practices

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure

Content Standards