I'm tracking with you. You don't know who Bobby Hogg was, or how he relates to my class. Well, Bobby Hogg (according to this CNN article) was the last speaker of a Scots dialect known as Cromarty Fisherfolk.
As a class, we've been studying globalization, the economy, and the effects of technology on both. My Banananovian story spoke explicitly about a nation that - due to globalization lost its culture. It was a fictional story.
This is true. Some points from the article:
- When a culture becomes technologically advanced, it loses its culture faster.
- Industrialization and trade spurs this on.
- Languages (it is estimated) are disappearing at the rate of one every two weeks.
- 96% of the world speak 4% of the worlds languages.
(Text: Arrow pointing at man: "Mr. Frizzile White Becker" - He is thinking about money, and telling the students to follow the Banananovians. The Banananovians are saying, "follow us.")
(Back on the bus. The Banananovians are saying, "They're Back.")
To get the extra credit for the blog, read and discuss it with an adult. Then, write 3 sentences base on your discussion. You may want to include a comparison of the Banananovian story to what happened to the Cromarty Fisherfolk.