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44 resources with the concept morality

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Political Theory - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are politicians destined to be corrupt, or is there hope for morality in the political world? Use the video to teach pupils Rousseau's theories behind corruption in Western civilization. The visuals help to further enhance understanding.
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What “Machiavellian” Really Means

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince a directive to autocrats to rule by any means necessary, or a warning about the ways free citizens can be dominated by rulers? A short video suggests that Machiavelli's famous work might have been...
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Four Aesop Fables

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Listen and enjoy as an engaging narrator reads four of Aesop's fables in a 13-minute audiobook. Fables include "The Rat and the Elephant," "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The Fox and the Crow," and "The Little Mouse."  
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An Introduction to Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When you look at the word around you, it can be difficult to believe in the benefits of living a virtuous life. A video summary of Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason addresses those benefits as part of a larger...
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An Introduction to Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
During The Holocaust, were Germans just following orders or did they truly believe they should eradicate the Jewish people? Part of a larger playlist covering ideas from all over the world, a video summary of Daniel Goldhagen's Hitler's...
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An Introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe’s Modern Moral Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does moral obligation only make sense in the presence of divine authority? A video summary of "Modern Moral Philosophy" by Elizabeth Anscombe, part of a larger playlist about the world's greatest ideas, provides an overview of a newer...
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An Introduction to Gottfredson and Hirschi's A General Theory of Crime

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Parents who fail to discipline their children may be raising criminals. A video summary of A General Theory of Crime by Gottfredson and Hirschi, part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, presents the notion that discipline...
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Political Theory - Niccolò Machiavelli

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do the words politician and moral go together? Machiavelli argues that an effective politician does not always act moral. Learners take an in-depth look at his theories about leaders by watching a video about government. To keep your...
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Boost the importance of telling the truth with an audiobook taken from Aesop's fable, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." This version is told by the young boy who is now a grown man looking back on the time he made the unfortunate decision to lie. 
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The Meaning of America: Self-Command

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Even for one of the most accomplished men in American history, there was room for improvement. Challenge high schoolers to use Benjamin Franklin's Project for Moral Perfection to analyze text, make inferences, connect to historical...
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An Introduction to Confucius's Analects

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Wisdom, self-knowledge, courage, and virtue. Introduce viewers to the ideas of Confucius with a short video analysis of his Analects, his guide for a moral society.
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Franklin Activity Assignments

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers may not immediately name Benjamin Franklin as one of their role models, but after completing a writing assignment on his virtues and aphorisms, they may not be able to deny how influential the founding father really is. Given...
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A Lesson on Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin identified 13 virtues that he felt would strengthen his character if he could focus on each one. A thorough lesson explores high schoolers' personal values in the context of their lives, and compels them to strive for...
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The Real Moral Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are self-driving cars safer than human-driven cars? An installment of the Veritasium series makes a case for the safety of autonomous cars. The science suggests these cars can save thousands of lives each year.
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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Is God is dead? Is there no absolute truth? Do different societies have different concepts of good and evil? Introduce the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche with a short video analysis of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Where does our sense of morality come from? Friedrich Nietsche's On the Genealogy of Morality is the focus of a short explanatory video. Clarifying the difference between the concepts of good and bad based on one's societal framework,...
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 6: Kohlberg's Levels of Moral Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
How does our moral reasoning shape our identity? After a study of Kohlberg's Levels of Moral Reasoning, readers use Kohlberg's theories to analyze the speech, thoughts, and decisions of a character in A Separate Peace. They then create...
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Morals, Values, and Beliefs

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is integrity? What are the barriers that could keep a person from acting with integrity? How might these barriers be overcome? Class members tackle these questions as part of a course on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and...
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Self-Control Starts With You

For Teachers 6th - 10th
How can negative thoughts affect your life? Learn about the ways you think about yourself can define your personality, and how self control can be the answer to higher self esteem.
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The Ten Commandments

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Does every society need a moral code? That's the question middle-schoolers ponder after a close reading of Ten Commandments that appear in the Christian Bible.
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The Ant and the Dove

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Aesop's "The Ant and the Dove" provides kids with an opportunity to practice using evidence from a story to support responses to text-based and discussion questions. In addition, they must use higher-level thinking skills to identify the...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Present your pupils with some moral dilemmas to examine. The scenarios, which learners rank by seriousness individually and then in groups, require learners to think about right and wrong.
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The Storyteller

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
What is good? Why teach children about morality? Explore the role of morality in "The Storyteller" by Saki through text-based and discussion questions.
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From Frankenstein

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
An excerpt from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein provides readers with an opportunity to discuss how unrestrained power can corrupt.