Friday, November 3, 2017

Frankenstein Or "Us In The Machine?"

What does Wesch's short video about "us in the machine" make you think? How might this video connect with The Frankenstein Complex stories to date? Explain and use one quotation from a short story to connect. Reflect, dissect, challenge, etc... Please complete this prompt in class or by 2:30p.m. on Mon., November 6th.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Burros? Icky? Apes? 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., Oct. 25th.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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 Friday, Oct. 13th at 2:30p.m.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"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., October 2nd, 2017.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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., Sep. 27th, 2017.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Extrapolation And Future Schools 2057?

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., September 1st)