Today we debriefed the slavery packet we read over the last few days. We talked about the institution as a whole, and decided that summarizing slavery simply as "bad" oversimplified the courage, humanity, and perseverance of an entire group of people. Then we talked about how technology can impact the development of a society, using the Cotton Gin as our example. Following that, we got derailed and talked about cell phones for 25 minutes, which was great.
Over the weekend you should peruse chapter 9.