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Learning About Socratic Dialogue
What is Socratic Dialogue?
Lesson - Socratic Dialogue
Example of a dialogue
Read and document at least 4 sources
Include quotes and paraphrasing appropriately documented and sourced
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
Dialogue for April 18
Here are the links for the Socratic Seminar discussion. We will talk about how to take notes tomorrow.
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?
es happiness in this country?
Does success make people in the country happy?
Does success provide happiness to a country as a whole? (country’s financial success or fail)
What are your views of happiness?
How can the country’s principles of happiness relate to your own views of happiness?
South American Countries
South American Beliefs
Dialogue for May 3
Can parents affect their children's decisions and opinions later in life?
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?
Post Resources here:
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 -
New York Times - Room for Debate
Nov. 2nd -
Olympic Parents, overprotective parents (Oversupportive and too involved or important advocates for their children?)
Room for Debate -
Are Olympic Parents Supportive or Overbearing?
Relax Parents, It's Just Camp
Our Favorite Olympic Parents
(so far) - Margot
(Over) Protective Parents - Helpful or Harmful
- Mary Kate
Raising Successful Children
Overprotective Parents May Raise Underprepared Children
- Sara Rani
Overprotective Parents - Saving or Harming their Children?
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?
The Economy (narrow down to a specific area) 111
Nov. 30th ?
16 year olds and modeling 11
Dec. 14th ?
Bias against females (science) 11
Brain maturity and voting, driving, military service, etc
Education - is it getting worse? i
Do We Spend Too Much on Education?
hould We Lengthen the School Day?
Do Schools Foster or Kill Creativity?
Is school too easy?
How Can We Help The Ohio River?
Are we in a water crisis?
lternative Fuels for the Future
Save the Rainforest
What Should We Do About Declining
Should Vaccinations for the Swine Flu be Mandatory?
Are Top Students Getting the Short Shrift?
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
American Oil vs. Foreign
Capital Punishment- Good or Bad?
- How much responsibility should the government take on?
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-
Laney & Claire-
Farm Animal Cruelty
Tanner and Zen- G
Adam and Matt-
Brad and Peter- Trouble with olympics: does it outweigh the benefits LINK:
Clayton and Reed-
Otto and Matt-
Judicial System Issues, Police Brutality
Hannah and Kara-
The Effectiveness of Kony
RJ and Kishan-
Grace and Katie -
Should College be for Everyone? Page
Lauren and Emily -
Self-Obsession due to Social Networking
help on how to format text
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