Turtles are wonderful "objects to think with", as Dr. Papert says. But they also can be interesting objects to think about in cultural, metaphorical, and literary contexts. What patterns emerge when we view the turtle as a cross-cultural symbol? The search for answers to this question can inspire in-depth comparative historical, anthropological, and philosophical inquiry for your students.
Harris, J. (1989). Turtle archetypes. Logo Exchange, 7(7), 16-17.