Yeah... you decide:
We broke down the Banananovian story today. We looked at the ingredients in its culture, and how they changed. Most of our time was spent debating whether we should have contacted them or not. Unfortunately, we didn't get that all sorted out. Both sides were argued well.
We also looked at a story I came across today on CNN. It was interesting, and related to Banananovia in a number of ways. Sometimes people mock others - or the culture of others - and they do it without thinking, or realizing it's inappropriate. Often, they are bringing themselves down in the act.
In order to get the extra credit for today's blog, read it and discuss it with an adult. Some questions to ask: should it be illegal to contact uncontacted peoples? How does globalization help and hurt smaller cultures?
When you're done, write two sentences from your discussion on a scrap piece of paper, then have the adult you discussed it with sign the paper.