Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Class for 9-14-05


Today we will be discussing "ethics."

Task 1
Work with your table partner to come up with a conclusion and action decision based on one of the ethical scenarios below. Write your response and make sure you back up your conclusions and decisions with reasons why you chose that answer.

  1. A younger brother comes to you, telling you that another child in the neighborhood has been picking on him, calling him names, etc. He wants you to right the wrong. What do you do?
  2. You are working on a school project in a group. One of your members refuses to do his or her part in the project. What do you do?
  3. There is a gang of girls in the rest room, smoking. This is against school rules. These are pretty tough girls who are known to "get back" at people who "rat" on them. What do you do?
  4. One of your friends has not prepared well for the test today, and you have. The friend would like to copy your answers. What do you do?

When I call time, we will discuss this as a class. Be prepared to explain your scenario, your choices and your reasons.

Task 2
Class discussion of basic values.

Task 3
Read the article linked below. As you read, on a piece of notebook paper, take notes of the main ideas, definitions and important details from the article. You may work with your table partner.

Task 4
Use the information we have uncovered in class to complete the student worksheet. Find the worksheet in the Worksheets folder under "Chase" on the server. When you have finished, save it in your class period's folder as: "last name ethics sheet."

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