Fittest of the Survivors: Exploring the Crossroads of Ethics, Survival Skills and Reality Television


  • Aug 13 2010 5:20 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, found on the New York Times Learning Network, students consider the reality television show "Survivor" as a means to contemplate what it means to be a survivor. Students create fictional characters and explore how different personal qualities would help and hinder their success on "Survivor," and then come to conclusions regarding how one's ethics can affect one's chances of survival.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Psychology, Philosophy, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts, Electives, Reading Comprehension


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions