Teacher Review For Parable of the Polygons

Interesting and a great lesson to jump-start discussion

Sara J.
Classroom teacher
Fort Bend ISD
Sugar Land, TX
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
For character education (a natural part of an English classroom when reading Holocaust or Civil Rights texts), this interactive website shows students a concept of bias, its effects on society, and why simply eliminating bias where it once had been is not the answer. Good also for a quick engagement piece if you find yourself in the computer lab and some students are doen where others are not.
My Take
I greatly appreciate the spirit in which this website was created. It solidified some ideas I had floating around and may even be a great bit of pre-reading for texts that will deal with "staying with your own" like The Outsiders.