Students read and discuss various case studies of people and evaluate their own reactions. They simulate being on the board of a hospital, read case studies, and in small groups come to a consensus on the selection of three recipients.
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The Ethics of Propaganda
What are the short and long-term consequences for consumers and producers of modern media propaganda? Class members ponder this essential question as their unit study of ethics of propaganda concludes. After examining two case studies,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Online Behavior: Privacy and Ethics
Over the course of three classes, tech-saturated youth review their cyber portraits, map their virtual lives, examine their relative anonymity, and establish a "virtual conscience" to guide choices that foster privacy protection and...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
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...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars
Who should decide the response a self-driving car should make when it encounters an unavoidable accident? Ah, the murky world of technology ethics. Patrick Lin explores some sticky ethical questions in a short video presentation.
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History