Understanding human nature. Howard Bloom & Matt Lieberman on our motivators.
You will be assigned one of the two positions in this debate. I am giving you the primary source and three secondary pieces evaluating each author. You must use the sources I've provided PLUS find TWO additional sources that support your primary's argument.
Central question: Why do humans create communities? What are humans intrinsically motivated by- love or hate? What evidence are you using to prove your side most correct?
1. Consider what others (Bloom and Lieberman) have said.
TASK: Summarize as accurately as possible each of their answers to your chosen question. Perhaps use one of the writing templates to begin your summary.
2. Decide how much you trust your source as VALID and RELIABLE (it is important to make sure your sources are reliable).
TASK: Check their credentials. (go to each of their Wikipedia pages: Bloom and Lieberman). Answer: What factors about their credentials matter most to you? Why?
TASK: Research how other trustworthy sources have responded to the ideas. Here are some: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 . Answer: How do the reviews of their two books effect your thinking about their claims? Why?
TASK: Find THREE additional sources that support your primary source's argument. (Consider where you will look for these sources and determine their validity.)
3. Clearly articulate your position (that being the position of your primary source) using all sources at this point.
TASK: Consider using the writing templates to give you a place to start writing your defense of your position and a critique of the opposition. (Prepare your points for the debate tomorrow.)
4. Articulate your answer to the question and be prepared to defend your position against those of the counterargument (must include some visuals to articulate your point of view).