Fun With the Penfield Mood Organ
Kind of Activity:
Students will examine the capacity to alter emotions and mindsets in the novel.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2
Rick Deckard has no patience for his wife's depression. He can't understand why she doesn't just utilize their Mood Organ to help her feel better. Rick and Iran's disagreement over the use of the Mood Organ should lead into a class discussion of human emotion as represented in the novel.
- Ask your students to consider whether or not there is a difference between organic emotions, and...
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