Star Trek Curriculum Connections
Episode Name and SeriesYear
“Arena” - 1
Cold War – Danger of blindly pursuing aggression without knowing reasons
Danger of blindly following any belief or nonbelief.
“Space Seed” - 1
Danger of genetic engineering
Genocide - Done because a leader thought it proper.
Problem of not knowing your enemies. Having unfounded fears.
Danger of making warfare seem antiseptic.
1930’s Great Depression in U.S.; Pacifism (What if it had carried the day in the U.S. in the 1930’s?)
"The Apple" - 2
Danger of interfering in other societies with ideas they do not want. How we can tell other countries we are their friends, while also “beating” them down.
Arms race unchecked
International conflict through Imperialization efforts; Agriculture’s role in advancing settlement
Gangsters of 1920’s U.S.
Proxy War as practiced by U.S. and U.S.S.R. during “The Cold War”
Nazi Germany. How desire to control can lead in negative directions.; Value of community action in standing up to abusive actions
Biological Warfare consequences.
Technology taking over TOO much of society.
Espionage and cutting edge weapons technology.
Treatment of mentally ill.
Civil Rights conflict and danger when no peace is made, and irrational discrimination is used by one group to maintain dominance over another.
1960’s U.S. Counter-Culture.
Labor Policy: Inequity of treatment of manual laborers; Failure to protect those with no access to the prevailing power structure.