Artefact Evaluation: Perspective Taking

Green kitchen weigh scaleArtefact Evaluation: Perspective Taking

Timing: 30 Minutes
Mode: In-class; Online

Making specific references to events described in the artefacts used in this unit, students take the perspective of a 1981 Greenacres worker, resident or a family member and write a 250-word letter to the Chairman of Metro Toronto (the 1981 equal of today’s mayor) saying how the system has failed them.

In a longer, potentially graded form of this exercise students download and use the 2020 Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report Re-Imagining Long-term Residential Care in Covid-19 Crisis to write 2 sets of 250-word letters, one from 1981 and another from 2020.