Communications lesson

Monika LaPoint
Different Perspectives
Use organizer in text or create similar handout
Speech for Effective Communication
Chapter 5
Analyzing Self as Communicator.
Understanding perception and perspective.
Handouts: “The Three Little Pigs”
“True Story of the Three Little Pigs”
The wolf’s side of the story; the defendant testifies:
Cartoon: ( Attached
Students can discuss perception in the stories as it relates to notes given in class
Perception is affected by differences in:
1. using information/selected focus
5. present
2. cultural experiences
3. background
6. expectations
4. physical abilities
Discuss perspectives of wolf, pigs, etc… In groups discuss how this activity sparked
memories of when their perceptions of an event differed from others’ perceptions.
Day two/three
Perspective and Freedom of Speech
Westboro Baptist Church and 1st amendment
"As a nation we have chosen…to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to
ensure that we do not stifle public debate," Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.
Show video clips of protests; hand out article outlining court decision.
Video “You can’t Say That!!!”
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