An Introduction to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Discover Aristotle's view of happiness, or eudaimonia, with a short video that analyzes the Greek philosopher's Nicomachean Ethics. An applicable example of finding the golden mean when pursuing happiness connects ancient Greek philosophy and modern high school society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners watch the video at home and discuss main points in class the next day
  • Encourage learners to evaluate the effectiveness of the video's example of popularity
Classroom Considerations

  • You can find the entire text analysis on the publisher's website
  • The comment section is open to the public and visible when not in fullscreen mode
Pros

  • Perfect for a discussion on Greek philosophy or current topics pertaining to ethics
  • Animations are engaging for those who may have had a difficult time with the original source material
Cons

  • None