Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors

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In an act of survival, two sailors kill and eat their shipmate while lost at sea. Are they guilty of murder?

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    Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors

    Posted by David Tanabe on Sep 28th 2019

    I teach junior level high school, and they were able to process and begin good discussions about the distinction between legality and morality. I plan to have them do a Socratic Seminar to further develop their thinking.

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    Straightforward, low-prep activity

    Posted by Jane Darrow on Sep 27th 2019

    I like how easy to use this sheet is. Provides ample detail, while remaining open-ended and able to use as a stand-alone or multi-day extender.