It was #thedress that broke the internet. What color was that dress, and what did it mean that we couldn’t all agree?
Some said it was a powerful statement about autism since it highlighted visual/sensory processing differences in a very real way, without saying one or the other way was “better.”
It reminded me of the first Brain Games segment in their very first episode. Pair a discussion of perception with that segment (watch it on youtube or Netflix!), and consider doing (and explaining) other illusions with your class.
You can also use Google Forms to survey your class (or your school) about what colors they see, and incorporate it in a unit about statistics or technology. Google Forms are easy to make, and results end up in a Google Sheet (like an Excel document) for easy manipulation.
How are you using the news to teach?