I am absolutely certain everyone needs a break to recover from first semester’s efforts. However, I would like to give you a chance to start thinking about second semester’s project. It is far less structured than first semester’s researched argument; however, it will still require careful planning on your part.
This is a project which is meant to encourage you to read, watch, listen, reflect, think and write about big ideas and thoughts. To that end, Eleanor Roosevelt once stated that, “Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
Below is a list of major fields of knowledge from which you might start your project–they are suggestions only. I have also linked the assignment sheet (which I plan to change based on your input.)
BIG themes or ideas that you might tie to your project and seek out, depending on your personal interest:
- Nature & Environment
- Science & Medicine
- Ethics (the nature of good/evil, right/wrong)
- Government & Politics & Conflict & Globalization
- Economy & Social Class
- Language & Literacy (the purposeful use of language)
- Personal Identity
- Food & Nutrition
At the very least, be thinking about what you are interested in and where you might find reading material, movies or music that relates to it.
Here’s the project overview–more details after break.