Grade Level: High School & Beyond

Love #2 – Constancy and Loss

This lesson plan can be read in conjunction with “Chapter 3. Love” (pp. 45-68) in the freely available teaching resource Coping: A Philosophical Guide (OpenBook Publishers, 2021) with discussion questions (pp. 123-4) and additional teaching materials (p. 119).  1. Constancy There are three aspects to the constancy of love: Love should not be subject to Love #2 – Constancy and Loss

Love #1 – Models of Love

This lesson plan can be read in conjunction with “Chapter 3. Love” (pp. 45-68) in the freely available teaching resource Coping: A Philosophical Guide (OpenBook Publishers, 2021) with discussion questions (pp. 123-4) and additional teaching materials (p. 119).  1. Models of Love In the philosophical literature, there are three grand models of love: the eros Love #1 – Models of Love

Reconciliation #2 – Apologies and Forgiveness

This lesson plan can be read in conjunction with “Chapter 4. Reconciliation” (pp. 69-82) in the freely available teaching resource Coping: A Philosophical Guide (OpenBook Publishers, 2021) with discussion questions (pp. 124-5) and additional teaching materials (p. 119-20).  Accepting an Apology versus Forgiving Questions for Discussion: Here are some responses that the students might give: Reconciliation #2 – Apologies and Forgiveness

Reconciliation #3 – Reparations for Slavery

Before beginning this lesson plan, we recommend reading “Things to Think About Before Introducing Social Justice Topics.” This lesson plan can be read in conjunction with “Chapter 4. Reconciliation” (pp. 69-82) in the freely available teaching resource Coping: A Philosophical Guide (Open Book Publishers, 2021) with discussion questions (pp. 124–5) and additional teaching materials (p. Reconciliation #3 – Reparations for Slavery

Reconciliation #1 – Genuine and Disingenuous Apologies

This lesson plan can be read in conjunction with “Chapter 4. Reconciliation” (pp. 69-82) in the freely available teaching resource Coping: A Philosophical Guide (Open Book Publishers, 2021) with discussion questions (pp. 124–5) and additional teaching materials (p. 119–20).  1. Disingenuous Apologies Start with the Harley Schwadron cartoon in which a TV presenter says that Reconciliation #1 – Genuine and Disingenuous Apologies

What is Happiness?

Ask the students to rank, from 1 to 8, the following activities according to how important they think each is for their happiness (1 is the most important on the list and 8 is the least important on the list). It can be helpful to prepare this list before the session and make a copy What is Happiness?

Introduction to Paradoxes: Superhero, Sorites, and Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox

Introduction to Lesson: Today we are going to talk about paradoxes, and we are going to discuss some examples together.   First, what is a paradox? Has anyone heard of paradoxes before? [Invite student responses]. A paradox is a special type of puzzle or riddle. It’s when two things seem to be true at the Introduction to Paradoxes: Superhero, Sorites, and Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox

Media Ethics

Media ethics considers the code of ethics or moral rules that govern our media and communication practices. Conversations about media ethics can include what values or principles should guide our choices with respect to the communication of events and ideas. Facilitators or teachers can briefly discuss what media ethics is with their students, then go Media Ethics

Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Warm-Up Stage I (5-8 min.) To begin, instructors should have the class perform a brainstorming exercise, responding chiefly to the questions What is ethics? What makes a dilemma an ethical dilemma?. This can be done informally; students can think independently or think/pair/share with their seat neighbors before the instructor asks small groups to share their Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Hope #2 – Pros and Cons

This lesson plan can be read in conjunction with “Chapter 1. Hope” (pp. 7-26) in the freely available teaching resource Coping: A Philosophical Guide (Open Book Publishers, 2021) with discussion questions (pp. 121-2) and additional teaching materials (p. 119).  We will reflect on the pros and cons of hoping in life. One starting point is Hope #2 – Pros and Cons