Cores 1+4:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Read chapter 2 of animal farm:
    • Why is it so easy to overthrow Jones?
    • What decisions do the animals make that go along with Old Major’s speech? Go against it?
    • Is the rebellion just?
  3. Extend the concept of commandments to your own Utopia.
    • What commandments are essential?
    • What types of commandments are specific enough?
  4. Extensions:
    • Write your commandments onto your utopia wiki page.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Rev-it-up
  3. Read Chapter 5 of Animal Farm
    • What decisions are being made that go against Old Major’s original vision?
    • How do the animals become more human?
  4. Extensions:
    • What safeguards do you have in place that will ensure that your society will not become like the society that you rebelled against in the first place?

Core 3:

  1. Exemplary comments:
  2. Discuss Iron Mills questions:
    • What is so meaningful about the sculpture?
    • What is the “moral” of this story?
    • Why should we heed this moral?
    • What is lost if we head into another time of rapid growth without concern for human dignity?
  3. Extensions:
    • Comment on 2 Belief statement essays that have 1 or no comments on them. (If you can’t find any, look for one that has fewer comments)

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