To Shoot an Elephant: An examination of shared vs. personal knowledge

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To Shoot an Elephant? 

Not exactly, “To Be or Not to Be?” However as you’ll read, it becomes almost as heavy an existential question. 

While reflecting on how to move forward with you all, I thought it had been too long since we read some literature together and while considering what to read, I had our last class’ conversation on my mind…shared vs. individual knowledge and the interplay between the two as well as the implications.  

The following story written by the great George Orwell will bring this concept into the forefront as well as many other issues in regard to history (our next unit) and social influence on behavior. So read it, enjoy it and lets talk: 

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