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Hey, Little Ant: A Moral Discussion
In this one time class we will consider the big question "Is it right or wrong to harm or kill a non-human, animal or even a bug?
We will read "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose in class. In this short story the young boy is faced with a dilemma to either squish the ant or to not. Together we will create a circle of inquiry to consider some of the big questions raised by this story. Students will be able to discuss if they consider harming an animal or even a bug right or wrong. We will explore the different criteria that people use to distinguish between human beings and animals to justify the difference in...
Learning Objectives: consider two different perspectives - explore the reasons for each perspective - select a choice of action and provide reasons for the choice - explore concepts of respect and animal rights -
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class explores the topic of animal rights. This topic can be upsetting to some students.
Meet the teacher
Hello Learners! Welcome to my classroom. My name is Kathy. My education philosophy is The Socratic Method. We learn by asking and answering questions. Our classes will create a circle of inquiry. A space where we are free to explore our ideas...
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Completed by 70 learners
Live video meetings
1-6 learners per class
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