Adventures in Aipotu: Episode 6
Questions For Discussion
- What is the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? http://www.tortoisetrust.org/care/faq.html#difference
- Do you know how long a turtle can live?
- Do you know whom Damini refers to when she speaks of Growling and Talkin and Gorge Lucas?
- What do you know about Plato, http://wondersmith.com/scifi/plato.htm), Socrates, and Aristotle? What about Goethe and Voltaire?
- In the turtle's story, why did the Japanese landlord not cry when his horse ran away or when his son had an accident?
- 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?
- What is a democracy? What is the role of a citizen in a democracy?
- Do you live in a democracy? What is your role in a democracy? What is the role of your elected representative?
- How can you influence decisions and policies? How many decisions and policies of your local or national government have you influenced?
- How can democracy be taught in schools? How can schools help children be good citizens of a democracy?
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