One of the great regrets that I retain from my undergraduate years is not taking Professor Neil Stillings’ course “Godel Escher, Bach,” centered on the book of the same name by Douglas Hofstadter, when I had the chance. My good pal, the late, great Stacy Guess spoke glowingly of it, and I gathered he considered the class one of the great educational moments of his life.
Anyway, here is a reading on Kurt Godel along with its attendant vocabulary building and comprehension worksheet. I wrote the worksheet for emerging readers, so both the vocabulary words and comprehension questions are pitched at a fairly basic level. Nonetheless, there is room in the document–and the latitude, as, like most other things on Mark’s Text Terminal, these are Word documents that can be edited for your students’ needs–to deal with some of the abstractions Godel’s work deals with.
If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.