Let Our Imagination Run Wild Episode 7: The Blind Men and the Elephant (English subtitles available)
The first episode for the social and emotional learning series introduces the idea of perspective taking through a famous Indian fable. Find out why the blind men argue over what an elephant is and whether they could agree to disagree. In the silent skits, experience the chaos when everyone refuses to see the world in another person’s position. Join the feely box game to see how different a simple object can feel to the players. Come up with your own adjectives and similes to describe them. Used with any unit on adjectives or a text that promotes respect for different perspectives, this episode provides interesting scenarios to discuss others’ points of view and thoughts.