Discussion Topics

Learning About Socratic Dialogue


What is Socratic Dialogue?
Lesson - Socratic Dialogue
Example of a dialogue

Your Notes:
  • Read and document at least 4 sources
  • Include quotes and paraphrasing appropriately documented and sourced
  • Include opinions
  • Make sure you organize your information
  • Keep to one sheet of paper or less
  • Your work should reflect the 40 minutes you spent on it.
  • Questions you have

Dialogue for Dec 10th

Background:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/us/ferguson-missouri-town-under-siege-after-police-shooting.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting

Opinion:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/11/17/michael-brown-case-media-hype-trumps-appeal-for-calm-in-ferguson/
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/11/25/ferguson-questions-swirl-if-its-about-finding-facts-why-no-trial/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/comparing-cases-michael-brown-eric-garner-27378486
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/24/366442184/obama-to-discuss-ferguson-jury-decision





Dialogue for April 18
Here are the links for the Socratic Seminar discussion. We will talk about how to take notes tomorrow.


http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/...


http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-celebri...


http://tarheelethics.wordpress.com/2012/09/23...





Dialogue for May 20th



Socratic Dialogue- Definition of Happiness

“Happiness depends on ourselves.” Aristotle

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

The dictionary classes happiness as “good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.” But is this true for all countries, and is it true for you?


Questions:

  1. What causes happiness in this country?
  2. Does success make people in the country happy?
  3. Does success provide happiness to a country as a whole? (country’s financial success or fail)
  4. What are your views of happiness?
  5. How can the country’s principles of happiness relate to your own views of happiness?


Countries/ Regions

  1. China
  2. South American Countries
  3. US
  4. Denmark
  5. African Countries


Chinese Beliefs

Websites: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&__q=chinese%20beliefs%20happiness&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.researchgate.net%____2Fpublication%2F23545465_Understanding_Happiness_A_Look_into_the_Chinese_Folk_Psychology%2Ffile%2F9fcfd50c0003203c7a.pdf&ei=XaxlUeG9Kouc9QSu6YGABQ&usg=AFQjCNHo0u7312cJ_ZfCVGO1E_ujktAnUg__

__http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/01/09/the-worlds-happiest-and-saddest-countries-2__



South American Beliefs
Website:

__http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/happiest-people-on-planet-latin-america_n_2336772.html__



US Beliefs

__http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Enlightenment__

__http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/new_poll_reveals_young_americans_find_happiness_in_family_and_god_not_money/__




Denmark Beliefs
Website: __http://www.culturechange.org/cms/content/view/865/1/__



African Beliefs

Website: __http://africanhappiness.blogspot.com/__






Dialogue for May 3

Can parents affect their children's decisions and opinions later in life?
Links:


Questions:
  • Do parents influence their children?
  • How much do your parents affected your political and moral views?
  • What causes children to have different views?
  • Do you think parents enforce their ideas on purpose or subconsciously?



Dialogue for April 19
Stem Cells--By Shaheel Mitra and Colton Volk
Stem Cells: Their Use, Effect on the Body, and Controversy
  • What are stem cells?
  • How are stem cells different from other cells?
  • What is the big deal about stem cells (Why are they important)?
  • Why do scientists want to draw stem cells from fetal and embryonicorganisms?
  • Where is the controversy here?
  • How are embryonic stem cells extracted from an embryo?
  • How could stem cells help cure a disease where it is not possible to regrow the body part?
  • Do you think scientists should continue to do research involving stem cells? Why or why not?





Resources
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/bonemarrowandperipheralbloodstemcelltransplant/stem-cell-transplant-types-of-transplant
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/stemcells/
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007279.htm
http://www.stemcellresearchnews.net/News/StemCellTreatmentBreakthroughforLouGehrigsDiseaseALS.aspx

LUCID DREAMING

Post Resources here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream
http://consciousflex.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-easily-experience-lucid-dreams.html
http://www.lucidity.com/LucidDreamingFAQ2.html
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/drm/index.aspx




Post Questions here:
What is Lucid Dreaming?
Is there any device that compels you to lucid dream?
Why might one have a lucid dream without trying?
Can Lucid dreaming be beneficial to the dreamer?

FRIDAY's DISCUSSION RESOURCE -
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/09/03/womens-tennis-is-best-of-three-sets-enough-3


Resources:

New York Times - Room for Debate

P2Q2

Nov. 2nd -
Olympic Parents, overprotective parents (Oversupportive and too involved or important advocates for their children?)

Discussion Questions:
What are the behaviors of overprotective parents?
What are the effects on their children?
Is overprotective parenting a wide-spread issue or problem? Why or why not?
How should involved should parents be in their kids' activities?
What strategies can parents use to be more balanced in their approach to parenting?

Nov. 16th
The Economy (narrow down to a specific area) 111

Nov. 30th ?
16 year olds and modeling 11

Dec. 14th ?
Bias against females (science) 11

Additional Options
Brain maturity and voting, driving, military service, etc
Education - is it getting worse? i

Topics


Education

Do We Spend Too Much on Education?

Should We Lengthen the School Day?

School-issued Laptops

Do Schools Foster or Kill Creativity?

Is school too easy?


Environment

How Can We Help The Ohio River?

Global Warming

Are we in a water crisis?

Alternative Fuels for the Future


Save the Rainforest



Health

What Should We Do About Declining Birth Rates?

Should Vaccinations for the Swine Flu be Mandatory?

Are Top Students Getting the Short Shrift?

Obesity

Internet Addiction

World Hunger

Can Freedom of Speech Go Too Far in the Press?

Facebook - Good or Bad? YOU DECIDE!

Athlete Safety at the Olympics

effects of drugs in the music industry

STEROIDS IN SPORTS


Governance

American Oil vs. Foreign Oil


Capital Punishment- Good or Bad?

Disaster Recovery - How much responsibility should the government take on?


Federal Spending





Paige and Mac's Dialogue
Arjun and Jason's Socratic Dialogue
Evan and Brooks - Childhood Obesity
Luke, Mitchell, and Austin's Child Abuse Dialogue
Jack and Jeffery's Socratic Dialogue

Sabrina and Emily's Socratic Dialogue



Nicole and Mazie's Socratic dialogue
Cailtin and Julia's Socratic Dialogue
Jessie's Socratic Dialogue
Ben & Ben- Music Hall
Laney & Claire- Farm Animal Cruelty
Tanner and Zen- Global Warming
Adam and Matt- PCA
Brad and Peter- Trouble with olympics: does it outweigh the benefits LINK:
https://ihmsdiscovery.wikispaces.com/Brad+and+Peter%27s+Socratic+Dialogue
Clayton and Reed- School Laptops
Otto and Matt- Judicial System Issues, Police Brutality
Hannah and Kara- The Effectiveness of Kony
RJ and Kishan- Obesity
Grace and Katie - Should College be for Everyone? Page
Lauren and Emily - Self-Obsession due to Social Networking