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From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 14:20:30 EST

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    This approach sounds wonderful! On a more personal note, where are you
    teaching? I'm always on the lookout for colleagues in CO!

    - Cindy

    Sukatunkb@aol.com wrote:

    > I use Brave New World with my seniors to set the stage for the rest of the
    > term. I always hope for the emotional response to the first few chapters as
    > the children are being trained in sexual gamesmanship and the explanation of
    > the cloning unfolds. I try to emphasize that even though they are shocked by
    > this, we are moving toward a brave new world of our own extremely quickly.
    > I divide them into 3 groups and have each defend one of the following
    > societies (as members of the society): Brave New World, our own society or
    > the reservation society. It's great fun when I switch the groups around a
    > number of chapters later and they have to defend a different society. This
    > does help them to define the values that they have. They tend to be somewhat
    > conservative in my little rural school, but I live in Boulder, Colorado, and
    > because that is a college town we tend to be a bit more liberal. I spend a
    > lot of time in culture shock.
    > Anyway, I always find that BNW offers wonderful bridges to current realities
    > and allows them a chance to consider some extremely important questions about
    > the future.

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