For Class 12/9

An Unkind Cut

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/04/bipolar-pregnant-visiting-the-uk-they-may-take-your-unborn-baby/

  1. Why was the woman in the UK?
  2. What did the court do without the woman’s permission?
  3. What kind discrimination is shown in this story?
  4. Do you find this news frightening/ disturbing/ shocking? If so, why?
  5. What does this tell us about the power of the state?
  6. How are bipolar people treated in your country?
  7. In Nazi Germany, mentally challenged people were sterilized. What is your view on this?

 

Parachuting Mice

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/02/21724382-two-thousand-mice-dropped-on-guam-by-parachute-to-kill-snakes?lite

Discuss

  1. What type of snake is the problem?
  2. Why were the mice ineffective in killing the snakes?
  3. What do the snakes like to eat?
  4. What other problems do snakes cause?
  5. What is the Achilles’ heel of the snakes?
  6. How much Tylenol. Does it take to kill the snakes?
  7. How are mice delivered to the snakes?
  8. What kinds of animals kill snakes?
  9. How do snakes hunt?
  10. Why are we so afraid of snakes?
  11. How do snakes benefit to us?
  12. Discuss the various impressions people have of snakes?
  13. How do snakes figure into your culture in terms of religious symbolism and myth?
  14. What kinds of snake live in your country?
  15. What is the deadliest snake in the world?
  16. How can you tell if a snake is poisonous?

 

Until Text Do Us Part

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2518006/Policewoman-took-overdose-died-accidentally-texting-husband-message-meant-male-colleague.html

  1. Why is it so hard for couples to remain faithful to each other today?
  2. Imagine a society of all singles. What would it be like in terms of living arrangements; education; children: other?
  3. Karl Marx wrote about a society in which men shared ‘wives in common’. Would you like to live in a society like this?
  4. Role play Mr. and Mrs. Crocker. Mr. Crocker confronts her about the text message.

 

En’gendered’ Debate

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/30/rise-genderqueer-colleges-welcome-kids-who-identif/

  1. What is the main issue in this article?
  2. What do “queergender” and “agender”  mean?
  3. What neologisms are discussed?

 

A Testy Affair

http://prorevnews.blogspot.tw/2013/12/testing-mainly-teaches-you-how-to-take.html

  1. Do you think people who score high on tests are more intelligent that people who do not?
  2. In your opinion, are students in your country forced to take too many tests?
  3. What are the positive effects of testing? The negative effects?
  4. What is the most difficult test you have ever taken?
  5. What do you think your IQ is?
  6. Is your IQ higher than your parents? Grandparents?
  7. What is intelligence to you?

 

Obama wants you boozed

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2540165

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