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Adventures in Aipotu: Episode 6

Questions For Discussion

  1. What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? http://www.tortoisetrust.org/care/faq.html#difference

  2. Do you know how long a turtle can live? http://www.sonic.net/~petdoc/lifespan.htm, http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-8690.html

  3. Do you know whom Damini refers to when she speaks of Growling and Talkin and Gorge Lucas?

  4. What do you know about Plato, http://wondersmith.com/scifi/plato.htm), Socrates, and Aristotle? What about Goethe and Voltaire?

  5. In the turtle's story, why did the Japanese landlord not cry when his horse ran away or when his son had an accident?

  6. What events make us happy and what events make us sad? Can you think about a sad event in your life that led to a happy one?

  7. What is a democracy? What is the role of a citizen in a democracy?

  8. Do you live in a democracy? What is your role in a democracy? What is the role of your elected representative?

  9. How can you influence decisions and policies? How many decisions and policies of your local or national government have you influenced?

  10. How can democracy be taught in schools? How can schools help children be good citizens of a democracy?

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