Connecting Classrooms Program
Palomar Coffee Talks invites teachers and students to participate in this integrative learning project. Pablo Picasso famously described art as, “A lie that reveals the truth.” We offer performances and public gatherings that provide an occasion to analyze aspects of our society and the human condition from the multiple perspectives provided by differing academic disciplines. For the Fall of 2015, we are focusing on two questions raised by Bertolt Brecht’s provocative play THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN: What does it mean to be a ‘good’ person? Is it possible to be good and stay good in our society?
Ways of participating include but are not limited to:
• Add your class to the list of participating by clicking here..
• Join us for our Coffee Talk on October 8th following the 4PM performance of The Good Person of Setzuan.
• Offer extra credit for attending the Coffee Talk and or a performance.
• Commit to at least one class discussion on the two questions and how they relate to your discipline.
• Contribute your expressions to a sculptural display at the entrance to the theatre in the Performing Arts Courtyard.
• Some possibilities:
o What is a good person? – in eight words or 144 characters. Make lots of these.
o Characterize the discussion in 8 words or 144 characters. Make several of these.
o Share a simple statement or conclusion that came from the discussion. Whole class or small groups.
o Generate a list of related questions specific to your discipline.
o Describe, express or articulate some of the pressures to act ‘badly’ or questionably that you have experienced. Individual or small groups.
o Help us create a site-specific public art piece in the Performing Arts courtyard – that will evolve throughout the semester.
o Share a response on our Tumblr page. Words & Images accepted.
Connect Your Classes