How do authors incorporate ethical dilemmas for social commentary?
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In this lesson, students will be introduced to ethical dilemmas and review common elements of dystopian societies in literature. As a precursor, students will answer difficult questions about morality. Through this activity with ethical dilemmas, students will examine the political, legal, and social structures that define societies.
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How do ethical dilemmas shape the construction of a society's cultural beliefs?
It is acceptable to sacrifice one person’s life to save the lives of many.
In some circumstances, it is permissible to steal.
Concepts of right and wrong are culturally relative.
Everyone has the right to be free.
Rules maintain society.
An individual’s identity is formed by family.
Morality is inherent.
History repeats itself.
Lies are necessary.
Acting in one’s self interest is essential to life.
Example definition for "morality" available: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/morality?s=t
(For this unit, definition #1 is preferable).Example definition for "ethics" available: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ethics?s=t
Merge concepts together for students under the title of "ethical dilemmas".
Describe and explain the cultural values that exist in our society that influence an individual's moral decisions. (Ex) What does our society value more/less? How do those values contribute to choices in everyday life?)
A lesson plan on teaching ethics:http://www.wafbla.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Ethics-Everyone-Else-Does-It.pdf
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