Connecting Classrooms

PerformingHearts invites teachers and students to participate in this critical thinking project.  This year’s theme is, “The Right To Think?!  Science, Politics and Public Perception.  Our four theatre productions investigate different aspects of the current American discourse on the relationship between truth and ideology.   In each play, knowledge  provided by science creates personal and social crisis over questions of ethics, morality , politics, economics and the public good. These American landscapes include the issues of industrial waste and pollution, media manipulation in the interest of  economics, the uninformed electorate, abortion and poverty, human communication in the age of technology, and academic freedom and the teaching of evolution.

In connection to the productions we are offering a series of Coffee Talks with distinguished panelists and public dialogue over the topics raised by the plays.

  • Give extra credit to students for attending one or more of the events.  Encourage them to post a response on the blog.
  • Have a discussion  about “The Right To Think?!”
  • Encourage students to use the blog for pre-writing or free-writing process and discussion
  • If you already have a written assignment that relates to the topic, post some quotes or conclusions from the assignment on the blog.
  • Create a written assignment that relates to the topic, post some quotes or conclusions from the assignment on the blog.

Faculty can list participating classes at http://www2.palomar.edu/performinghearts/?p=1176

If you would like to post blogs or topics to this site please send an email to mmufson@palomar.edu

 

Participating Classes 2015-16

Posted by on August 17, 2012 in Participating Classes 2015-16 | 2 comments

Participating Classes 2015-16

Use the comment box below to enter the names of the classes you teach that are participating in this project .  Optionally, you can include the meeting times. Participation is as simple as incorporating discussion of a relevant topic into your classroom.

Click the “Enjoy Participating” tab on our Welcome Page for some specific suggestions of ways to participate.

Look for classes that meet at the same time and consider sharing your insights together.