Our journey through this text will be led by you via literature discussions! But it is likely you have rarely, if ever, led a lit discussion before! Thus use the guide linked below in order to ensure that you and your classmates extract as much knowledge and meaning from the text as possible!
So….is he?! What do you think?!
If bigfoot / Sasquatch isn’t real; how do you know he’s not real?
If you think he IS real, how do you know he’s real?
Is all “evidence” created equal?
How do we determine the value or validity of any given piece of evidence?
Read the article from The Atlantic linked HERE and answer the following questions:
- Were Dr. He’s actions ethical?
- How can you use this example in your essay?
Check out this guide regarding ideas on how to structure your essay! Please keep in mind this is simply ONE way to approach the essay. There are certainly other ways that are equally good or better! Don’t let this guide stifle your own creativity!!!!
Work in essay prompt teams to generate knowledge questions, knowledge claims, and issues of knowledge relating to your chosen essay title! Make a copy of this google doc HERE
Tom Robbins is a bit like Kurt Vonnegut–only he believes humanity is beautiful. He’s written many best selling works; two of my favorites being Still Life With Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume. Though he mostly writes fiction, at times he dabbles in an essay of social commentary or two. Read his short insightful take on art here: Tom Robbins on Art
Watch the above TED Talk by Sam Harris titled, “Science can answer moral questions” and consider the following:
- Summarize his thesis in 1-3 sentences
- What are the strengths of Harris’ argument?
- What are the weaknesses of Harris’ argument?
- Ok, so lets say you agree with all he has to say, where does that leave us? What are next steps?