Of Mice and Men; Fake News, Plato’s Cave

28 Feb


9th Grade:

Continue viewing Of Mice and Men film

While watching, take notes on whether you think the actors playing the characters are appropriate and doing a good job.  Also, look out for any differences between the book and movie. Why would they change it?

12th Grade:

We will finish yesterday’s assignment. Make sure you have answered the questions in your notebook.

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Watch Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. And answer the questions below in your notebook.

  • Think of a time in which you were faced with new information that forced you to question your beliefs. Were you resistant? How did you feel at first?
  • Write about an example of people being too stubborn to change their viewpoints even in the face of new facts.
  • If people are misinformed, uneducated, and stubborn to change, can they be trusted to govern themselves and make important decisions like voting in a democracy? Are we better off entrusting our government to people whose job it is to understand and know about politics, economics, and social structures? Or do is the risk of putting that much power in a select few hands too great? Are we better off trusting a potentially misinformed, stubborn public to make important decisions about our country?

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