The assigned reading/viewing background materials for Module 3 included such thoughts, words, ideas, and/or concepts as stereotype, hiding, courage, generosity, humor, reality, worst moments, good life, and problems.
Select two or more of these societal constructs and give your own Ted Talk. Case 3 may be in the form of a video presentation, audio presentation, PowerPoint presentation, or essay. There are no rules for this assignment, and students are encouraged to have some fun.
Regardless of the format, consider approaching some combination of the concepts listed above as they relate to your own life experiences – past, present, and/or future – growing up, family, relationships, education, work, military, etc. The list goes on.
Please note that there is no right or wrong response here, just your ability to make a point and support it using details and examples from your own experience.
Please also note that whether you prepare a video presentation, audio presentation, PowerPoint presentation, or essay, be sure to include a beginning, middle, and an end. Open by grabbing your audience’s attention, make a point and support it with plenty of details and examples, and close with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world. Assignment Expectations
Prepare a video presentation, audio presentation, PowerPoint presentation, or essay that addresses the societal constructs addressed in Module 3 as they relate to one’s own life.
Required Reading and Viewing
Bakhtiozina, U. (n.d.). Wry photos that turn stereotypes upside down. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/uldus_bakhtiozina_wry_photos_that_turn_stereotypes_upside_down
Beckham, A. (n.d.). We’re all hiding something. Let’s find the courage to open up. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/ash_beckham_we_re_all_hiding_something_let_s_find_the_courage_to_open_up
Dichter, S. (n.d.). The Generosity Experiment. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/sasha_dichter
Donnelly, L. (n.d.). Drawing on humor for change. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/liza_donnelly_drawing_upon_humor_for_change
Lidsky, I. (n.d.). What reality are you creating for yourself? Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/isaac_lidsky_what_reality_are_you_creating_for_yourself
Solomon, A. (n.d.). How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_solomon_how_the_worst_moments_in_our_lives_make_us_who_we_are
Waldinger, R. (n.d.). What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness
Zayid, M. (n.d.). I got 99 problems … palsy is just one. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from