(Begins Nov 19 - Ends Nov 26)
Read Ender's Game, Chapters 9 and 10, and respond to these questions:
“The mind game is a relationship between the child and the computer. Together they create stories. The stories are true, in the sense that they reflect the reality of the child's life. That's all I know” (Card, 121)
1) What game is this quote referring to? What do you think of this kind of game? Would you want to play?
2) While Ender learns the ropes of Battle school, Peter and Valentine Wiggen have begun a game of their own. What is the nature of this game? What is the goal? The rules? Who designed this game, and who is playing? What are the game pieces?
1) In this chapter, what sort of games does Ender use to teach? What is his role in these games?
2)Would you want Ender for a teacher? Why or why not?
3)If you were a teacher, would you want to be like Ender? Why or why not? Would you use his games? What kind of games would you use, in his position?