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"Our world is not the same as Othello's world. You can't make flivvers without steel-and you can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 16

CP English ~~Mrs. Drakakis


Satire This is the literary definition of satire with specific examples from literature.



GROUP DIRECTIONS FOR BNW
Brave New World explores many themes that are relevant in our current culture. For this unit of study, students will be responsible for researching various controversial issues and themes that are raised in BNW.
Each group is responsible for maintaining a wiki page with continued additions supporting your assigned topics. Wiki Pages will be organized by Fonts, Font sizes, and Bullets - it is up to each group to create its own page.

Wiki additions should include:
1) Web pages
2) News Articles
3) Blog Posts
4) RSS Feeds
5) Pictures
6) Videos
7) Podcasts and Radio Programs
8) Corresponding Criticism

Use of Scholarly Sources (Refer to Library Handout)
  • Databases that include scholarly journals and trade magazines


Links
For each new link, put a small summary of the content along with a brief analysis on how it corresponds with your topic. Make certain to use your own words. Verify that every link works properly.

Discussion Questions
In addition to the main page, each group will create 4-5 discussion questions based upon their topic and post for class response. Focus on your topic and share interesting and unique knowledge.

Grading
Each group wiki grade will consist of the following: 1) Overall wiki page organization - 10 points 2) At least 10 new appropriate links - 20 points (link, summary, and analysis) 3) Wiki Discussion Questions - 5 points Refer to WIKI RUBRIC

Individual Wiki Work
Individual Wiki Work will consist of your discussion response. You need to have multiple postings to one discussion question from another group. The goal is to create an online discussion for the various topics. Individual Wiki discussion responses will earn you 10 points.

GROUP PAGES

2015-2016


PERIOD 3 CLONING

What are the ethical issues surrounding human cloning? Are there any scenarios where it could be justified? Consider the ethical issues involved in the cloning of humans, animals; etc. What about a married man or woman who is unable to have a baby through conventional means? Or, religious leaders who enforce religious beliefs?

PERIOD 3 PROZAC

Prozac and other newer drugs today are used much like Soma is used in Brave New World to make "difficult" people less of a "burden" on society. Discuss the pros and cons of this controversial topic.

PERIOD 3 DESIGNER BABIES

Scientists are (or not) going too far in genetically engineering babies. Is this justified?

PERIOD 3 INVASION OF PRIVACY

Are we giving away our privacy? Is the Internet/social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc.), invading our privacy?

PERIOD 3 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

How are our minds manipulated by outside sources such as the media, government and peers? Are we, as Neil Postman (my NYU professor) predicted, Entertaining Ourselves to Death? Is this always "bad" for us?

PERIOD 3 GOVERNMENT

What steps should a government take to keep order among its people? Where does one draw the line between protection and personal freedom? With every law and rule enacted, some personal freedom is lost. Consider some laws and their value in protecting society versus the corresponding loss of personal freedom.


2015-2016


2015 PERIOD 4 CLONING

What are the ethical issues surrounding human cloning? Are there any scenarios where it could be justified? Consider the ethical issues involved in the cloning of humans, animals; etc. What about a married man or woman who is unable to have a baby through conventional means? Or, religious leaders who enforce religious beliefs?

2015 PERIOD 4 PROZAC

Prozac and other newer drugs today are used much like Soma is used in Brave New World to make "difficult" people less of a "burden" on society. Discuss the pros and cons of this controversial topic.

2015 PERIOD 4 DESIGNER BABIES

Scientists are (or not) going too far in genetically engineering babies. Is this justified?

2015 PERIOD 4 INVASION OF PRIVACY

Are we giving away our privacy? Is the Internet/social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc.), invading our privacy?

2015 PERIOD 4 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

How are our minds manipulated by outside sources such as the media, government and peers? Are we, as Neil Postman (my NYU professor) predicted, Entertaining Ourselves to Death? Is this always "bad" for us?



2015-2016


2015 PERIOD 5 CLONING

What are the ethical issues surrounding human cloning? Are there any scenarios where it could be justified? Consider the ethical issues involved in the cloning of humans, animals; etc. What about a married man or woman who is unable to have a baby through conventional means? Or, religious leaders who enforce religious beliefs?

2015 PERIOD 5 PROZAC

Prozac and other newer drugs today are used much like Soma is used in Brave New World to make "difficult" people less of a "burden" on society. Discuss the pros and cons of this controversial topic.

2015 PERIOD 5 DESIGNER BABIES

Scientists are (or not) going too far in genetically engineering babies. Is this justified?

2015 PERIOD 5 INVASION OF PRIVACY

Are we giving away our privacy? Is the Internet/social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc.), invading our privacy?

2015 PERIOD 5 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

How are our minds manipulated by outside sources such as the media, government and peers? Are we, as Neil Postman (my NYU professor) predicted, Entertaining Ourselves to Death? Is this always "bad" for us?

2015 PERIOD 5 GOVERNMENT

What steps should a government take to keep order among its people? Where does one draw the line between protection and personal freedom? With every law and rule enacted, some personal freedom is lost. Consider some laws and their value in protecting society versus the corresponding loss of personal freedom.



2015-2016


2015 PERIOD 6 CLONING

What are the ethical issues surrounding human cloning? Are there any scenarios where it could be justified? Consider the ethical issues involved in the cloning of humans, animals; etc. What about a married man or woman who is unable to have a baby through conventional means? Or, religious leaders who enforce religious beliefs?

2015 PERIOD 6 PROZAC

Prozac and other newer drugs today are used much like Soma is used in Brave New World to make "difficult" people less of a "burden" on society. Discuss the pros and cons of this controversial topic.

2015 PERIOD 6 DESIGNER BABIES

Scientists are (or not) going too far in genetically engineering babies. Is this justified?

2015 PERIOD 6 INVASION OF PRIVACY

Are we giving away our privacy? Is the Internet/social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc.), invading our privacy?

2015 PERIOD 6 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

How are our minds manipulated by outside sources such as the media, government and peers? Are we, as Neil Postman (my NYU professor) predicted, Entertaining Ourselves to Death? Is this always "bad" for us?

2015 PERIOD 6 GOVERNMENT

What steps should a government take to keep order among its people? Where does one draw the line between protection and personal freedom? With every law and rule enacted, some personal freedom is lost. Consider some laws and their value in protecting society versus the corresponding loss of personal freedom.











2014-2015


PERIOD 1 CLONING

What are the ethical issues surrounding human cloning? Are there any scenarios where it could be justified? Consider the ethical issues involved in the cloning of humans, animals; etc. What about a married man or woman who is unable to have a baby through conventional means? Or, religious leaders who enforce religious beliefs?

PERIOD 1 PROZAC

Prozac and other newer drugs today are used much like Soma is used in Brave New World to make "difficult" people less of a "burden" on society. Discuss the pros and cons of this controversial topic.

PERIOD 1 DESIGNER BABIES

Scientists are (or not) going too far in genetically engineering babies. Is this justified?

PERIOD 1 INVASION OF PRIVACY

Are we giving away our privacy? Is the Internet/social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc.), invading our privacy?

PERIOD 1 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

How are our minds manipulated by outside sources such as the media, government and peers? Are we, as Neil Postman (my NYU professor) predicted, Entertaining Ourselves to Death? Is this always "bad" for us?

PERIOD 1 GOVERNMENT

What steps should a government take to keep order among its people? Where does one draw the line between protection and personal freedom? With every law and rule enacted, some personal freedom is lost. Consider some laws and their value in protecting society versus the corresponding loss of personal freedom.


2014-2015


2014 PERIOD 2 CLONING

2014 PERIOD 2 PROZAC


2014 PERIOD 2 DESIGNER BABIES


2014 PERIOD 2 INVASION OF PRIVACY


2014 PERIOD 2 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING


2014 PERIOD 2 GOVERNMENT



2014 - 2015


2014 PERIOD 5 CLONING

2014 PERIOD 5 PROZAC

2014 PERIOD 5 DESIGNER BABIES

2014 PERIOD 5 INVASION OF PRIVACY

2014 PERIOD 5 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

2014 PERIOD 5 GOVERNMENT


2014 -2015


2014 PERIOD 7 CLONING

2014 PERIOD 7 PROZAC

2014 PERIOD 7 DESIGNER BABIES

2014 PERIOD 7 INVASION OF PRIVACY

2014 PERIOD 7 PROPAGANDA, BRAINWASHING, and PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONING

2014 PERIOD 7 GOVERNMENT











CLASS OF 2013

Period 4


  • PERIOD 4 PROZAC: Prozac and other drugs are used much like Soma is used in Brave New World to make "difficult" people less of a "burden" on society. Discuss the pros and cons of this controversial topic.


  • PERIOD 4 INVASION OF PRIVACY: Are we giving away our privacy? Is the Internet/social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, etc.), invading our privacy?


  • PERIOD 4 GOVERNMENT: What steps should a government take to keep order among its people? Where does one draw the line between protection and personal freedom? With every law and rule enacted, some personal freedom is lost. Consider some laws and their value in protecting society versus the corresponding loss of personal freedom.

2013 PERIOD 7


2013 PERIOD 8






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