Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Give students the opportunity in class to play the parlor game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon", which is described in the text. How does this game illustrate the power of connectors?
Give students the opportunity to test the chain letter theory by creating their own chain letters and recording the results. How does this illustrate connectors?
Politics and News
Given the example of Peter Jennings in the text, allow students to watch and record political news and discuss the subtle influences of different news channels and newscasters.
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the book and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the material.
Allow students to create a game show in the class...
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