Missoula International Baccalaureate Class to Speak With Noam Chomsky
The Big Sky High School International Baccalaureate class will have a chance to speak with one of the world’s most prominent linguists this coming week. Big Sky High School Spanish Teacher Jay Bostrom says the event is part of a language integration course covering indigenous movements.
"My IB Spanish students have been investigating and exploring, for a little over a month, indigenous movements across Latin America, and really, they've gone incredibly deep on this project and have tried to find movements, many of which, are unknown to most of the world," Bostrom said. "The students have been doing Skype sessions, phone calls and email correspondence in class now with many of these groups over the week and the exchanges are just incredible."
As part of the class, Bostrom says students reached out to linguist, author, and prominent intellectual Noam Chomsky.
"We contacted very well known intellectuals, public officials, journalists, and, of course, at the top of the list for many students was Noam Chomsky," Bostrom said. "We emailed him and within ten hours he replied. If you write him an email he'll likely write you back, and if you ask him to speak with your class, he'll likely say yes."
Chomsky, will do a live teleconference, which will be streamed live by MCAT. The event is curiously titled, “The second intergalactic gathering of indigenous movements of Latin America” and will occur at the Roxy Theater on Tuesday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. During the past wee,k students have spoken with indigenous groups from all over South America, but Bostrom admitted no one from another galaxy has been available for an interview.