Day 5

Ishmael Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will compare the film Mindwalk to Ishmael, evaluating the strengths and limitations of films and books in presenting philosophical discussions.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.11-12.6; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-121.C


    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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