Is there something you believe in strongly enough that you would be willing to sacrifice your freedom in order to fight for it? What? If NOT, try to reflect on why you think that is.
1. Share starter responses
2. What is the individual's role in creating a just society?? Let's read aloud pages 55-67 and discuss that afterwards!
3. Come up with a class definition of Transcendentalism
4. Discussion of similarities/differences with Transhumanism (WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOVE!)
"Transhumanism" (From Wikipedia)Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance humanintellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of developing and using such technologies.They speculate that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".
5. Class Discussion
5. Time to read (aim to get through page 79 by beginning of class tomorrow)
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Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School