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Big Think

Big Think is a global forum connecting people and ideas. At Big Think, we put you in contact with the ideas of very smart people. Expertise is invaluable and should be shared. Big Think does not believe that experts have all the answers. On many subjects deep thinkers disagree. However, this website believes that we will all make better decisions in our personal and professional lives if our thinking is informed by expert opinion. Big think offers Blogs, Daily IdeaFeed (email on current topics), Special Series, weekly newsletter and interviews of more than 1,000 Experts. Big Think is free of charge.

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College, University
Curriculum Areas:Special Education
Professional Development
Computer Science
Performing Arts
Physical Education
Fine Arts
History/Social Science
English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: Sex and Happiness
Art & Culture
Business & Economics
Health & Medicine
Inspiration & Wisdom
Life & Death
Media & Internet
Politics & Policy
Truth & Justice

Forum, blogging, expert, global, reform, innovation, economics, intellectual property, entrepreneurs, social networks, net neutrality, meta-cognition

Essential Question(s)
1. What is meant by 'Knowledge is Power"?
2. What topic(s) spark your interest?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What are the current -
2. science & technology
3. business and economics
4. art & culture
5. environment
6. health & medicine
7. media & internet
8. politics & power
9. topics are being covered in the news?
10. What topics do you expect to find on a global forum such as Big Think?

Extension and Activities
1. Write an annotated summary of 5 experts in one topic area.
2. Write a review of one of the series.
3. 'Stump the Class' - Share an interview and have audience guess the topic and brainstorm some tags.

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Media Center Specialist
Bay Farm School - Alameda, Ca

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