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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
Is keeping a prison space ship an economically viable proposal? In 2009 in California, the cost to keep an inmate in prison for one year was roughly $47,000. With the ship’s supposed 500,000 inmates, that equals $23.5 billion per year (assuming the cost would equal that of a Earth based prison). The total cost to date for the International Space Station is $150 billion (including Space Shuttle flights) and it accommodates a maximum crew of 7… although they aren’t put to sleep for their entire stay.
Why do movie scripts often rely on convicts and ne’er-do-wells to save the world? What does this say about our perceived attitudes toward government law enforcement?