Teacher of the day: Pinker’s graphs
I have selected one topic to analyse the statistical data from Enlightenment Now(Find the attached pictures for the data). Analyse and explain to the class:
*source of data for the graph;
*reliable or not?
*What time period is covered?
*Is the scale logarithmic or linear?
*What data is covered in the graph?
*What are the trends according to the graph?
*What is the graph illustrating?
*How does Pinker explain/interpret the data?
*Do you agree with Pinker’s INTERPRETATION? (can’t agree or disagree with numbers, unless consider numbers unreliable. Can agree or disagree with interpretation and opinion).
*Your overall comments.