Originally Posted by diebitter
I do not understand these drafts, and I don't want to understand them.
They are a novel and unusual way to think about how you value certain things, to compare and talk about how you value certain things with other people. Also, the "most hated political figures of all time" draft in the Politard forum was a hilarious history lesson, too.
In all honesty, doing something in that format could be a really interesting classroom tool for a high school world history teacher. Break your students off into teams of 4ish, at the end of class every day, one representative from the team whose selection it is gets up in front of the class, makes their selection, and gives, say, a 5 minute justification of their pick, along with a couple minutes for comments and questions. At the end of the year, charge the students to write a paper assessing which team other than their own amassed the most loathsome collection of dudes and why. It could be an interesting technique to foster self-directed, collaborative learning and a critical evaluation of world history.