- Perfect Book Record-on: Speak the most important factor about your perfect book into the iPod recorder.
- Explore the concept of Utopia through definition, brainstorms, and writing:
- Brainstorm ideas about utopias and write down ALL responses:
- What words come to mind when you think about utopia?
- What changes may have taken place as humans redefine the term utopia?
- What things or places might be considered utopian?
- Categorize the ideas that were written down.
- How could you categorize these ideas into groups?
- What could you call each group? Why?
- What are some commonalities of utopias?
- Brainstorm a list of things that man throughout the ages would consider utopian?
- What can you say about these things?
- What do you call each of these groups? Why?
- Are the following characteristics of utopias: paradise, heaven, new worlds, perfection of some sort? Why or why not?
- Make generalizations about utopias and human’s changing ideas regarding them.
- What can you say about utopias that is usally true? How are our examples alike?
- Humans have been searching for or trying to create a utopian world in some way since time began.
- Humans corrupt their utopia after finding it or creating it.
- Each human strives to create his/her own personal and societal utopia.
- Dreams memories, nature, emotions, and time help shape our ideas regarding utopia.
- Individuality can be lost in our quest for utopia.
Extensions: Continue your search for your perfect book: Ask your parents what their perfect book would be (or is).
- Level 2 word-on
- What can the OLPC project tell us about:
- Social Action Plans
- Extensions: Continue to work on your SAP.
- Write-on: What is one thing that you own that you think is designed well? Describe it.
- Continue discussion of Pink’s Six Senses of R-directed thinking.
- How would you boil down his belief structure?
- Even if you don’t believe all of it, do you think that it adds something valuable to our world? Why or why not?
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