2. Went over questions students had posed after reading "You'll Never Believe What Happened" (Essay by Thomas King) last week. Students worked in groups of 3 to pose answers to each other's questions.
3. Watched 8 minutes of a Simpsons episode re-capping the Garden of Eden story.
4. Comparison of Earth Diver story and Garden of Eden Story and the styles in which Thomas King presents each of them.
4. Discussed importance of being open to different perspectives and how much our views are influenced by the stories and perspectives and belief systems we grew up with. Re-emphasized this is a course about respecting all belief systems, and acknowledging there isn't one "right" way to look at the world.
5. Showed class the quote shown in the photo below:
"The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you, they are unique manifestations of the human spirit." -Wade Davis
7. Continued watching the TED talk "The Danger of A Single Story" which contains key themes from the EFP12 curriculum. We almost made it through this time, but stopped with about 5 minutes left so students could complete their free write.
What frames your world view? (What are the factors that influence how you see the world?)