First Topic Why do people join cults? – Janja Lalich
Q1 Do you know about the founder of “People’s temple”, Jim Jones?
Q2 What are the characteristics of cults?
Q3 What are some of the ways by which cult leaders influence their members?
What are the characteristics of cult leaders?
Q4 Why do people join cults?
Q5 You think a friend of yours is about to join a cult. What would you say to your friend?
Second Topic How to choose your news – Damon Brown
Q1 What news are you interested in now?
Q2 There are billions of news outlets, but most people only rely on a few for their information. Which places do you go first when you want more information on breaking news?
Q3 Which outlets do you trust the least? How can you verify a story before you share it on social media?
Q4 So-called “citizen journalism” has exploded as smartphones, glasses-based cameras, and other tools make it easier for average people to report breaking news. What are some of the positives and negatives with citizen journalism?
Q5 Can English be useful when you want to get information?