Recently, they began a joint project with Upworthy to create a series of animated videos called #WhoWeAre, “a campaign to share the stories of every Americans, build compassion, and offer hope to a divided nation.:
This would be an interesting video to show or, at least, and intriguing question to ask, when studying Imagination in IB Theory of Knowledge classes. I’d probably rephrase it as “What do you think it would be like to be born without an imagination?”
In it, I talked about (and linked to) a regular project I do with my IB Theory of Knowledge and ELD History students where they research and present on a “What If?” possibility from history.
I also discussed a recent addition I had made to the lesson that had been prompted by a New York Times project and the reactions to it from several U.S. Presidential candidates – would they go back and kill baby Hitler.
That addition, and how I connected it to ethics, went very well.
Today, Vox published a new video titled “Would you use time travel to kill baby Hitler?” and it’s embedded below. After my students complete their own responses to the question, I plan on showing the first minute of this video and then skipping to 4:30 to the end. It should be a nice way to finish it.