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Perspective is a way of “walking around in someone else’s shoes,” which is an important skill in the history classroom. Students should think about why people did what they did in other time periods, places, and cultures. Analyzing the perspective of an author or character requires students to use higher-level thinking skills, specifically analyzing and critiquing. According to Classroom Instruction That Works, students can ask themselves specific questions: “Why would someone consider this to be good (or bad or neutral)? What is the reasoning behind his or her perspective? What is an alternative perspective, and what is the reasoning behind it?”

Point of View Reading
is a way of seeing perspective.
students put themselves in the shoes of the author or a character.

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The teacher featured in this video is Heather Reich from Majestic Elementary School.

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