Socratic Seminar: Cosmic Philosophy

→NORMS: (as determined by our class):

  • Be respectful

  • Let the speaker completely finish their thought before adding on or commenting

  • Make an effort to include others

  • No Shouting!

  • Be Nice

  • Let everyone have a chance to speak

→GRADING:

1) Thoughtful Participation--

  • Furthering the conversation, adding to the discussion
  • In-depth conversation
  • IQIA - Reference previous thoughts/idea

2) Your philosophy should be obvious and apparent --

3) Total Score: (Rubric is HERE)

ITEM
Exceeds
Meets
Approaching
Below
Absent
Well crafted introduction of your personal philosophy
4
3
2
1
0
Thoughtful Interactions - Adding to the conversation or furthering the conversation
4
3
2
1
0
Respectful Participation
4
3
2
1
0
Prepared with 3 quality/ thoughtfully written questions
4
3
2
1
0

 

→GUIDING QUESTIONS:

MR W

    1. How appropriate is it to have discussions of cosmic philosophy in a high school astronomy class?

    2. How would you respond to the Ivy League professor who claimed that studying the size and structure of the cosmos inspires people to feel small and insignificant?

    3. Dr Tyson clearly feels inspired and spiritually enriched by studying the size and structure of the cosmos. Characterize your own thoughts on the matter in relation to Dr Tyson's position.

STUDENT