You have been tasked in creating a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 3018. You are only allowed to include 8 items. The items must give a reflection to future historians as to what life was like for people in 2018.
ATL:Thinking Skills Working Individually (and silently-some like individual think time):
Make a list of the items below and then answer the following questions.
Based only on the items found in your time capsule, what would the historians be able to tell about life in 2018?
ATL Skills: Critical Thinking and Collaboration
Look at your partner’s time capsule. What conclusions can you draw about life in 2018 and what wonderings do you still have? What information is missing or confusing?
Are there any misleading conclusions that they might draw?
ATL Skills:Empathy and Listening skills
Look at both of your time capsules and discuss your answers to the questions above. Now create one new capsule in light of your new thinking using the top 8 items from your combined lists. Do you need to add anything else?
What problems does this exercise show might face historians in their study of (any) past?
What information do you think the historian finding your time capsule would like you to have recorded on a plaque to help them draw the most useful conclusions from the evidence you have included? What would they like to know about you to stop them drawing too many false conclusions?
A Time Capsule for Aliens
In September 1977, NASA launched the spaceship Voyager into space with a mission to study the outer solar system. Loaded onto this spaceship was a golden record that contained sounds and images from earth was meant to be played by any alien species that found the spaceship. video. Full list of what was on the Golden Record
For the next project, you will study a specific historical event that took place when a living member of your family was alive. You will research the event and try to get a good understanding of it, and then interview a family member that has experienced it.
First, if possible, find a member of your class that shares a similar national and/or cultural heritage. If you have more than one, you may choose one that you wish to study for this project.
Together brainstorm a list of historical events that took place in your country or region since WWII. You may use your computer to research events and themes you find interesting.
Think of the time capsule exercise – What kind of information, artifacts, sources could you research?
What type of information could your family member provide that would give you a new perspective on the event?
What might be difficult about studying this event?
Now that the presentation is done, it is tome to write your reflection.
In your table groups discuss:
What was the specific problem you addressed? – Give examples
How effective were you in addressing the problem?
What were the benefits of working in groups?
What were the difficulties?
How did you overcome the difficulties?
What did you personally bring to your group?
If you had to do it again, how would you do it?
Brainstorm your answer. Write everything that you think could be useful and the examples to include to answer the 2 questions below
Plan your reflection
You will have 40 minutes to write your reflection
Reflect on the process of collaboration. What did you contribute? What was difficult? What did you learn about collaborating with people who weren’t physically with you? Include evidence to support your ideas.
Reflect on your your product/service/good: How effective would your project be in addressing the issue of globalization? What makes you say that? What would you do differently and why? Include evidence to support your ideas.
“Culture can be defined as the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge which constitute the shared basis for social action” (Paul Guinness, 2011)
It is the way of life of a certain group of people, it makes sense of the world. It can determine people’s attitudes towards issues and give them a sense of identity. The natural environment has an impact of people’s lifestyle and it turn culture. Cultural differences can create conflict. The source of a cultural trait is called a cultural hearth.
Kwast Model of culture:
Cultural traits can include:
But as we have seen, globalization results in a mixing of culture.
In your groups, discuss: Have a consensus, one sentence answer for each question.
How has globalization shaped the perspective of your identity?
How are TCKs better prepared for today’s world?
How can this be seen as a problem?
Should all countries/people/culture globalize?
Would some people choose not to be a part of the globalized world? Give an example
The Kayapo indians of Brazil are a Native tribe that occupy a vast area of the Amazon rainforest. They have made contacts with the globalized world but are fighting to defend their culture and remain “unconnected”.
There are about around 100 uncontacted tribes in the world today.
There are 27 confirmed uncontacted groups of the Amazon –maybe up to 70
Around 15 in Peru
IN S. America alone, the uncontacted population is around 5 000 to 10 000 people – impossible to be exact
One of the Kayapo chiefs, Pukatire said: “The only things we need from the white culture are flip-flops, flashlights, and glasses” Discuss this statement
Should the Kayapo be protected from Globalization?
What are the risk fro them? For the world?
Discuss with your table group:
Can you think of other examples of cultural traits that should be protected from westernization?
You will now write about this unit in your Online Reflection Journals.
There is no prescribed theme, as long as it is about the development unit, so reflect on any part of your learning that you deem relevant: You can write about a part of your learningthat you feel was interesting and have something relevant to say, or that you can comment about the way you learned in this unit.
Here are a few prompts , ifyou need them:
How did you work on your communication skills in this unit? be specific in terms of goals and objectives
How has your perspective of world issues (or world problems) changed through this unit?
What questions were not answered in this unit that you would like to know more about? How could you learn more about the topics you care about?
How are the SDGs a good/not so good way of tackling world issues. Give examples.
Discuss the real-world relevance of a specific topic you learned about in this class. How can you use your knowledge to make a difference?
What was the most difficult part of this unit, and how did you overcome the difficulty?
Discuss the debate experience. What did you like? Where did you struggle? What would you do differently if you could?