The Student's Responsibility
From Edutopia, this article lists 10 primary responsibilities that students must own in order to have a successful education. Print the article for students to answer questions posed and practice text marking.
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How to be Responsible
Developing Personal Responsibility
This article follows the one above, offering tips for students needing to strengthen their responsibility muscles. Somewhat lengthy, it would be helpful to print off for students to mark up and keep.
The Bangladesh Collapse
In April, 2013, a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed killing over 1,100 people. This article reveals that placing blame, and responsibility, may be more difficult than one thinks.
Social Media Responsibility
Read the following articles and think about how teens are using social media... then have a Philosophical Chairs discussion about them! The pro social media button shows an awesome info graphic, while the anti social media button pulls up an article.
Irena Sendler: An Unsung Hero
Imagine having to talk parents into giving up their children with the promise that you only may be able to save them from an otherwise near-sure fate of death. Could you picture carrying this enormous responsibility for the safety of total strangers, all the while risking your own life?
That is exactly what Irena Sendler did. A Catholic social worker in Poland during the Holocaust, Irena snuck into the Warsaw ghetto—risking her life day after day—in order to rescue Jewish children before they could be sent to concentration camps. With the help of the Polish underground resistance, Irena saved 2,500 Jewish children’s lives before being sentenced to death herself and forced into hiding for decades. She spent the rest of her life trying to reunify the Jewish children with any remaining family members, and wishing she had done more.
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Should you care how and by whom your clothes are made?
Do you know where your clothes are made? What about who makes them? How are they produced? This article sheds some light on where our clothes come from, and why we should be responsibly buying from companies who practice safe production.