This lesson was really fun, it is one of my favorites. We had our papers to draw on and we had fun drawing and making lists and comparing the different ways to look at data. It took a little while with the journal entry to know what to write, but once we started getting it we came up with some great ideas that we wrote on the board. (see image of board, can you find the japanese students' entries)
My favorite part was the discussion we had at the end. The lesson let us talk about how we make assumptions and point out stereo types. We learned that data tells you lots of things, but there are many things data doesn't tell you and we fill in the blanks with our assumptions and biases. I also enjoyed brainstorming all the ways we give off data and collect data all the time, and particular how Google is making a lot of money collecting data from us!