Happy Tuesday all,
First, a bit of housekeeping:
We are off on our mission to explore population and its effect on the planet. Is it dire? Is everything going to be okay? Can we make a difference, or is it up to the captains of industry who are in charge of how resources are used? What role is technology playing in all of this?
Open this article in Notability:
You’ll take a pop quiz, and then we’ll assess how much you already know.
We will also read a short story and look at some data.
Following that, we’ll shift into a different medium: video. We’ll look at a bit of Earth 2025: Population Explosion. How does this experience differ from reading?
For homework, write a paragraph in your “Population Thoughts” document about how the mediums are different and similar.
Consider these questions:
What did you find encouraging about gender roles? Discouraging?
What is different about the experience of reading vs. watching?
Can people be natural in front of the camera?