Item Details

The Individual in Society [electronic resource]

produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Brian Poon, a teacher at Brookline High School in metropolitan Boston, teaches a 12th Grade philosophy lesson focusing on the role of the individual in society. Based on readings by various philosophers, including Reinhold Niebuhr, Thomas Hobbes, Mao Zedong, Martha Nussbaum, and Plato, students apply the philosophers' viewpoints to solve the dilemmas of a fictitious nation called "Fenway." They participate in a dynamic class discussion about how to integrate the best philosophical ideas to address Fenway's problems.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
Professional
Notes
Teaching practices library, professional development guide, and companion web site based on the National Council for the Social Studies standards, blends content and methodology in lively case studies.
Series
Social Studies in Action : A Teaching Practices Library, K-12
Series Statement
Social studies in action : a teaching practices library, K-12 ; 28
ISBN
1576806359 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
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