Sunday, March 18, 2018

Buros? Icky? Apes? And Monsters?

How do the thematic elements(i.e.- humans' destruction, reversal of the expected, inferiority, etc...) presented in Xenophobia Concept stories and movies make us contemplate and wrestle with the concept of xenophobia? Does it pertain to anything in our modern lives and world? Use quotations from the Socratic Seminar, movies, and texts to support your claims. Respond to this blog by 2:30p.m. on Wed., Mar. 21st.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Alien Song Lyrics And Xenophobia?

Do the songs and Alien Song Lyrics connect with the concept of xenophobia? If so, how? Also, feel free to comment regarding other connections with science fiction. Please include some references to songs and song lyrics in your response. Please finish this blog response during class.

Xenophobia And Alien Planets?

As you viewed the Alien Planet Projects created by your peers, what did you notice?  How do these projects help us delve into the concept of xenophobia?  Please comment, share, argue, and critique the trends or ideas that you noticed.  Please complete this blog response by Monday, Mar. 5th at 2:30p.m.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Xenophobia On Maple Street?

How does The Twilight Zone Episode: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street address the concept of xenophobia? What alarms you regarding the inhabitants actions and attitudes? How does this episode align or differ with stories we have already read? Other thoughts? Please respond by 2:30p.m. on Mon., Feb. 26th, 2018.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Xenophobia In Science Fiction?

What is your definition of xenophobia, and how did the card activity make you think about your definition? What emotions can you assign or connect with the term and concept of xenophobia in Science Fiction? Please use the quote from your card in your response. This blog response is due by 2:30p.m. on Wed., Feb. 21st, 2018.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"The Post-Mortem People" And Ethics?

Prior to reading The Post-Mortem People short story, please read/discuss/review the following medical articles taken from The New England Journal Of Medicine- Ethics Of Organ Donation; DDR And The Future Of Organ Donation. What are your thoughts? How do these articles make you think about ethics? Please respond and react to your class discussion and individual thinking. This blog response is due by 2:30p.m. on February 7th.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Extrapolation And Future Scools 2058?

Now that you have read many of your peers' Future School Extrapolation Projects, what are you thinking?  Holistically, what are your reasonable extrapolations regarding all of the extrapolations you have read?  What potential changes excite you the most?  What potential changes fill you with angst and apprehension?  Other thoughts? 
(Please complete this blog response by 2:30p.m. on Fri., January 26th)