Communications 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: http://www.shol.com/agita/wolfside.htm Cartoon: (http://glennbergerblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/2009-05-06empathy.jpg) Attached Students can discuss perception in the stories as it relates to notes given in class previously: Perception is affected by differences in: 1. using information/selected focus 5. present 2. cultural experiences mood/feeling/circumstance 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. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2010/03/the-problem-with-free-speechwestboro-baptist-church/25001/ Video “You can’t Say That!!!” Attached Cartoon (http://glennbergerblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/2009-0506-empathy.jpg) . .