#4- Mind Mapping My Topic

Gabe Nelson

4 Responses to “#4- Mind Mapping My Topic

  • Hi Gabe,

    I can tell you’ve put a lot of thought and detail into this mind map! Well done!

    I noticed that you branched off from the effects of political satire on youth, adults, and politicians, but do you think that these groups are also connected. For example, when an adult makes fun of politicians does it inspire youth to become more involved in politics? I would also love to see more in depth on how political satire either encourages or discourages adults– does it depend on the politician, or the adult?

    The web is clearly very complicated and intertwined, and I think that is very reflective of how confusing and messy that political satire and is and how strong its ripple effect is.

    Good job, Gabe! Keep the great work, I look forward to seeing more of your blogs!

  • Hey again!
    Sorry that I haven’t been great about responding to your posts – Junior year is crazy.
    Anyway, I did go back and read what you have written, and I think you have hit upon a fantastic topic! Political satire is definitely a strong force in the media of today, and it sounds like you have some great sources to look into. It may be a good idea, like you were talking about, to get a variety of opinions and sources. Satire not only from the far left, (SNL, Colbert, etc,) but also to find some you may not personally agree with from across the board. (I hope that makes sense)
    It may also be interesting to look into some historical satire and the effects it has had in history? I was actually reading a fascinating compilation of some of Dr. Suess’ satirical comics during WWII, before he was Dr. Suess. (Here’s a link if you want to peak at some of it – https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/08/10/dr-seusss-wartime-propaganda-cartoons/)
    It may also be interesting to look into the effects of propaganda? I think it is very similar in its political effect.
    Anyway, that’s just some brainstorming from me. I’ll try to be better about responding.

  • Mary Nagy-Benson
    5 years ago

    Hi Gabe,
    This is really interesting and I like how you laid this brain map out by category of people involved, it was organized. This is a very interesting and unique topic. Are you thinking of how political satire effects Vermonters? Or possibly how political satire about Vermont politicians is effecting Vermonters? I wonder with the upcoming election for governor will effect it.
    Great work!

  • Emma Reynolds
    5 years ago

    Nice work here! I love all of the different branches. I agree with Lizzie in that you should examine the connections between the branches. I also like all of the questions you pose in the branches. I think this is a helpful step in the creation of your project! I encourage you to think critically about your Mt. Philo reflection, as you said you are in the proficient category, which means you “thrive” in the blended learning environment. Keep thinking about the ways that you manage your learning through online tools, such as Wordpress.

    Nice work here!

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