Unit 4 High School: Model Society

The purpose of this unit is consider some of the deeper concepts that are fundamental to the overall well-being of a given society.

Throughout history some of the major factors that are the driving forces behind a society are things such as culture and morals, economic and political systems, and human rights.

On the surface these things may seem irrelevant and perhaps having obvious answers, however the reality is that they have long been and continue to be the fuel for the most firey and complicated debates of our times.  From Plato to Hitler to Che Guevera to John Lennon to Tupac Shakur to Bernie Sanders, people continue to question the status quo, proposing what they believe to be the best solutions for all of mankind.

ASSESSMENT: Towards the end of the unit, students will be requiered to write an opinion piece the gives ¨prescriptions¨ to better society as a whole.

Morals, Ethics and Culture Articles:

English 1  English 2

Spanish 1  Spanish 2

Week 2 Discussion Question:  Do universal morals exist?

Key Terms (Merriam-Webster / Real Academia Española):

Absolutism:  2:  advocacy of a rule by absolute standards or principles.  3:  an absolute standard or principle.

Relativism: 1a :  a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing.  b :  a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them.

Moral:  concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior.

Ethic: rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad. : a belief that something is very important.

Value:  something (as a principle or quality) intrinsically valuable or desirable.

Skim:  to look over or read (something) quickly especially to find the main ideas.

Scan:  to look at (something) carefully usually in order to find someone or something.

Valor: 1. m. Grado de utilidad o aptitud de las cosas para satisfacer las necesidades oproporcionar bienestar o deleite.

4. m. Subsistencia y firmeza de algún acto.

5. m. Fuerza, actividad, eficacia o virtud de las cosas para producir sus efectos.

Ética: 5. f. Parte de la filosofía que trata del bien y del fundamento de sus valores.

Socialización 1. f. Acción y efecto de socializar. (3. tr. Adaptar a un individuo a las normas de comportamiento social.)   



And this is John Oliver talking about last week´s Republican Party Convention…  #rememberlogicalfallicies?





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