2019-2020 AICE Global Perspectives:
Cambridge Global Perspectives is an innovative and stimulating skills-based program that places academic study in a practical, real-world context. It provides students with the opportunity to cultivate the critical thinking, research, communication and collaboration skills needed to be successful at school and university as well as in their future careers. Cambridge International AS Global Perspectives encourages learners to think critically and analytically, using different research methodology to evaluate arguments and issues from multiple perspectives.
Seniors in AICE Global Perspectives MUST read and write!
Global Perspectives Summer Reading Book for 2019: Chuck Klosterman’s, But What if We’re Wrong?
Objective: 4 interrelated tasks that will need to be completed by September 3rd 2019.
- Vocab: Chuck Klosterman uses an extremely elevated, yet conversational diction throughout this book. Define 10 upper level words Klosterman used, and explain the context of their usage. How does this impact the dialog itself? (20 marks)
- Google Check: Klosterman references many ideas throughout this book in a way to attempt to force you to think in an “outside the box” manner. What 3 ideas or people mentioned by Klosterman piqued your interest to where you stopped reading to google? What did you learn from this googling? Why did these 3 ideas/people get you to stop reading, and how did this impromptu research change your view/help you draw a conclusion? (20 marks)
- Idea Analysis: Klosterman interviews many intellectuals who are deemed experts in their respective fields. Through these interviews, Klosterman draws many conclusions, and poses even more thought provoking questions. Which idea/conclusion that we may be wrong about interested you the most? Why? How biased was the author’s writing? What use of fallacies were on display? (30 marks)
- Your Conclusion: What are we wrong about? Hopefully while you read this book your brain woke up. We go through life accepting many things at face value just to be proven wrong down the road. Hypothesize about what we are wrong about. This could be something that Klosterman referenced in the book, or it could be your own idea, but it should be intellectual and well thought out. Pose an idea and explain why we may be wrong about it. Then explain how this wrongness can change the way we view/interact with the world around us. (30 marks)
All writing responses should include MLA source formatting when necessary. A Works Cited page must be included and sources must be cited within your paper to receive credit as necessary. In this process, there is to be NO collaboration with other students. In addition, any sources used and not cited will be viewed as plagiarism, and will result in a zero for the assignment. If you have questions about formatting or the assignment itself, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org