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Group Discussion Activity

Group Discussion Activity

Introduction

Now that you've read Resurrection Science and learned about the science of de-extinction, you can put that new knowledge to use by engaging in this group activity about a particular chapter in the book. 


Directions

Meet with all the interest groups for the chapter you've been assigned and discuss it from the perspective of your interest group. You should explore the topic/dilemma in the chapter from the perspective of your interest group and answer the Interest Group Questions on this sheet. The goal is for you to hammer out a solution that works for the various interests represented in your group.

Then, choose one representative from your group to present your solution to the rest of the groups in a group meeting, such as might resemble a town council meeting. In this meeting, all the groups have to find a solution that will work for everyone. The groups further discuss the questions/dilemma addressed in the book and discuss the outcome presented and other ways to address the issue.

At the end, a whole class discussion then should look at those compromise solutions and see how/if they differ at all, and if so, what was the compelling argument that moved it in one way or another.

Chapter 1 Interest Groups

  • Economists
  • Conservationists
  • Local people
  • Environmental ethicist

Chapter 2 Interest Groups

  • Conservationists
  • Environmental ethicist
  • Local people
  • Scientists in bioengineering

Ch. 7 Interest Groups

  • Conservationists
  • Passenger Pigeon enthusiasts
  • Scientists in bioengineering
  • Environmental ethicist

Interest Group Questions

Chapter assigned ________

Interest Group _________

  • What is the question or dilemma being addressed in the assigned chapter?
  • List the different goals and strategies your assigned interest group had and used to combat the issue at hand.  What were the outcomes?  

 

In your new groups, each representative of the interest groups will discuss their answers for #2 with the rest of the group and answer these questions:

  • Summarize each interest group’s strategies and outcomes below.  
  • What was the overall outcome of the assigned chapter? 
  • Is each group satisfied with the outcome? What could have been done differently?

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