Thinking Outside the Box
by Lisa Fichthorn-Scumpieru
| 4 Questions
Note from the author:
Students will use "Plato's the Cave" to think outside the box.
Plato's Cave (animated version)
Can the people in the cave truly be held responsible for their “error” of not knowing about the real world? The fact that they were chained and held in a cave prevented them from knowing more, and thus they had no control of whether or not they could learn more. In modern day terms, can someone truly be held responsible for something they had done, or not done, based on lack of knowledge over which they have no control?
Explanation after Plato's "The Cave". Listen to what the video tells you to help you make sense of the video.
"Most people are ignorant of facts, but get angry when it's pointed out that they are ignorant of those facts." Do you agree or disagree with this? Why or why not?
Escalator Video: Watch the video and then answer the question.
What is the point of this video? What is it saying about human nature? Explain.
How do the videos relate to what you've read in chapters 1-3 of book 3 of "1984"? Explain as much as you can and use the book for examples to find the connections. (2 paragraphs minimum)
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