Kind of Activity:
Students will compare the film Mindwalk to Ishmael, evaluating the strengths and limitations of films and books in presenting philosophical discussions.
Common Core Standards:
Show the film Mindwalk to students. In the film, three characters—a physicist, a poet, and a politician—discuss the need to change mankind’s view of the universe. After watching the film, engage in a group discussion about both the message of the film and the medium; then, compare these to Ishmael. Consider the following questions: What was the message(s) of the film? How is...
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