PAIDEIA “There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” – Socrates “I Shall answer your questions with questions and question your answers.” - socrates. SOCRATIC SEMINAR. Reading “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury.
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PAIDEIA“There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.” – Socrates“I Shall answer your questions with questions and question your answers.” - socrates
Opening Questions (1) Bradbury-> Analogy #1: what the episode or show is really about-> Analogy #2: a view of the whole forest***no level 1 questions allowed! Level 2 only!***
Core Questions (3) Bradbury-> Analogy #1: interactions between characters, the conflicts, plot twists, etc.-> Analogy #2: the individual trees***these are level 2 questions!***
Closing Questions (1) Bradbury-> analogy #1: how the episode relates to life now that the tv has been turned off-> Analogy #2: why the forest matters to us at all***These are level 3 questions only!***
**Each thesis must meet the following elements (the definition for a thesis):
In Juster’s novel The Phantom Tollbooth, the tollbooth serves as a one-way barrier through which Milo must pass in order to truly enter a new world and thus become transformed. As Milo is entering the tollbooth for the first time, he remarks, “’I do hope this is an interesting game, otherwise the afternoon will be so terribly dull’” (page 7). This suggests that the main quality Milo must change drastically is his perception that nothing is worth much effort or time, even an obviously exciting adventure such as being transported in a little car to some strange place. Since he is passing though a tollbooth and not a simple bridge or road, he is unable to turn around and abandon the adventure until he is changed and the time is right for him to return to his normal life. 132
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