Stakeholder Graphic Organizer
Each STAKEHOLDER in a controversy has a particular point of view. Consulting as many stakeholders as possible, guarantees you a fresh, strong diversity of opinions and ideas with which to work.
Compile a list of typical stakeholders for the historical event you are studying (this list is not exhaustive; add your own categories.):
* Individuals with something to win or lose (eye witnesses, soldiers, victims)
* Nonprofit organizations (e.g. community, NGO's, consumers associations)
* Workers (Labour, professional associations)
* Ethnic groups
* Educational institutions / academics (peer-reviewed publications)
* For profit businesses industries (associations, employers)
* Media at the time of the event
Scan media sources at the time of the event. Do you think their NEWS reports were objective & unbiased? Check their editorials for opinions expressed.
Instructions: In the centre of the circle write down the basic facts of a historical event (who, what, when, where, why). Fill each rectangle with quotes from various stakeholders which express their "truth" of the event. Discuss in class & do a group edit of the "facts" in the centre. Are any altered?