1. At this point, you should be gathering information and research about the definition of your theme. In about 5 sentences, briefly summarize what you have learned about your theme so far. Good research should teach the researcher some new things. What is the most surprising thing you have learned so far in your research about your theme? (150 WORDS)
2. In his TED Talk, David Peterson suggests that “Basically, language is the most important thing in the entire world. All of our civilization rests upon it.” Do you agree with these statements? Why or why not? Respond in about 7 sentences. (100 WORDS)
3. Reflect on the theme you’ve chosen to study this semester. How might “civilization rest upon” that theme, in some way? Why is your theme important as a component of language? Make at least one specific connection to the Peterson TED Talk, and respond in about 5 sentences.