Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
In the introduction Stack talks about the different perceptions that people have. The objective of this lesson is to discuss perception.
1) Class discussion: What was Stack's perception when she first arrived? Why? What was the black people's perception of Stack when she first arrived? What was the black people's perception of their circumstances? What was the perspective of the white community toward those in the black community?
2) Partner discussion: divide the class into groups of two or three. How do the preconceived perceptions that researchers have affect their studies? How does the perception toward those outside their community affect how those in the Flats interact with outsiders?
3) Research: Look up the word perception and write a description. Write an answer to these questions: How does a person's perception affect how they interact with others? Can perception be considered a bias? Why or why not?
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