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i Am Student Edition

i Am Student Edition

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An easier Student Edition of questions for watching and discussing the documentary "I Am."
An easier Student Edition of questions for watching and discussing the documentary "I Am."

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Published by: Mrs. P on Apr 25, 2013
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“I Am”
The shift is about to hit the fan.
“The world is his,who can see through its pretension…see it to be a lie, and you have already dealt itits mortal blow.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
What are the 2 main questions the director asks his guests?1.2.
“Humanity is going to require a substantially new way of thinking if it is going to survive.” –Albert Einstein
3. What is “the ethnosphere?”4.What is the lie we tell ourselves?5.We used to believe in dragons and monsters, but what is themodern-day monster our society believes in?6.What has the American ideology “Greed is Good” done to ourworld?7.In our modern-day society, what value does competition have?What value does cooperation have? What about in Nature?8.In Charles Darwin’s famous novel, The Descent of Man, he uses thephrase “survival of the fittest,” a phrase we have come to usefrequently to describe our society and our behavior, only twice. Howmany times does he mention the word “love?”9.What did Darwin believe was the strongest instinct in humannature?
“We are because we belong.” –Desmond Tutu
10.The “mirror neuron” allows humans to what?
11.The filmmakers discover that humans are hardwired for acompassionate response when we see others in distress. What dothey discover about our brain functioning when we are angry? Whatdo they discover about our brain functioning when we’re in a stateon compassion?12.Our brain is usually considered the center of our ideas, actions,emotions, etc. but after more research, what system is believed topossibly know information FIRST?13.Human emotionality (our feelings, the ‘vibes’ we send out intothe world) can do what to our environment?14.What idea did our ancestors share—think Native Americans andother aboriginal cultures—that now seems to be true? The filmdiscusses the DNA mapping project as proof.15.So, how can we change things? What does the filmmaker & hisspeakers suggest?16.What did Native Americans believe was considered a ‘mentalillness?’17.When something DOES take more than its fair share, what do wecall that?
“Harder still it has proved to rule the dragon money… a wholegeneration adopted false principles, and went to their gravesin the belief they were enriching the country they wereimpoverishing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
18.List at least 3 examples of non-violent movements they mentionin the film:1.2.3.
“Love your enemies,Bless them that curse you,Be good to them that hate you,And pray for them which spitefully use you.”--Matthew 5:44
19.What did Martin Luther King believe would save our world andour civilization?

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