Friday, 9 October 2015

Roads? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads.

In 1989, a film was released. It made predictions about the future. We're now in the future! In 'Back to the Future', Marty and Doc travelled back thirty years to 1955 and at the end of that film, set off to a place (thirty years in the future) where they "...don't need roads." The date they visited in Back to the Future II was 21st October 2015

On 21st October, why not spend some time with your class investigating the predictions made? Flying cars, hover boards, self-lacing shoes and more. Then, look forward, what might October 2045 look like? Also, design some time machines: explain how they work and draw them. 

On Wednesday 21st October 2015, I plan to teach maths (time differences), English (explanation text on how a time machine works) and another lesson (writing a letter to the future or past). Want to join me? Please do…

I ask only to things: at some point play the “Back to the Future Overture” and share this from the end of Back to the Future III, “...your future hasn't been written yet. No one's has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one…”, Dr. E. Brown, October 27th 1985.

In addition, if you're reading this after 21/10/2015, everything about above is still relevant. Still look at the predictions made. Possibly still look at how they've not come true (or how long after it took) and what technology we do have that wasn't predicted (smart phone anyone?).  

Update of what we got up to on the day...

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