Welcome Back! Hey everyone! Welcome back from break. I'm super excited to see you guys again- Ashley and I have a really great month planned for you in January, and then in February, we launch full on into Senior Project research mode. Here we go! One semester left!
Course of Study Introduction:
Through STS, we will be exploring the effects technology in general, and social media in particular, has on our societal well-being as well as the role it plays in our individual lives. We will explore the relationship between being alone and being lonely. We will examine the ways in which solitude and nature can effect our well-being and the merits and limitations of individualism and nonconformity.
We will start by studying various contemporary responses to the role of technology in our lives before going back in time to Transcendentalists like Thoreau and Emerson and trace their impact on Chris McCandless, a young man from a well-to-do family who, in April 1992, hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley.
We will end by experiencing solitude for ourselves through walking meditations, journaling in nature and responding, in some sort of creative fashion, to various artists, poets and guest speakers who may have some wisdom to offer us on this idea of solitude.
1.Summarize: What is this cartoon trying to say about social media?
2.To what extent does this message ring true to you? Explain your reasoning!
Take 10 minutes to jot down your initial position on each of these questions. Be ready to discuss in 4 corners format!
Turkle TED Talk: Connected But Alone TED Talk (20 min)
Round Robin Discussions
Lesson plans posted daily. Come here to see what you missed, find instructions, etc.