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ASSIGNMENT 3: DISCUSSION TOPICS

Sections in Assignment 3:
Prewriting  |  Discussion  |  Writing the Essay  |  Revising  |  Peer Review  |  Rubric Student Example 1  | Student Example 2 Back to Assignment 3

Topic I

After viewing the video "A Fork in the Road," be sure to  examine the segments titled "Ask the Characters" and "Hear from the Experts."  Then, go to the Discussion Group and locate the Ethics conversation topic.  In a discussion with your classmates, consider these questions.
       Would you turn in your best friend if he or she committed a crime?
       Would you turn yourself in?
       What if there were no witnesses?
       Is it okay to break the law to serve a greater good?
Share your point of view with your classmates and discover who shares your view of right and wrong.

Topic II

According to the Josephson Institute of Ethics, "the Six Pillars of Character are ethical values to guide our choices. The standards of conduct that arise out of those values constitute the ground rules of ethics, and therefore of ethical decision-making."  The six Pillars of Character are:

bulletTrustworthiness.
bulletRespect.
bulletResponsibility.
bulletFairness.
bulletCaring.
bulletCitizenship.

After reading about the Six Pillars of Character, think about the behavior of the characters in "A Fork in the Road."   Discuss the characters' behavior as it relates to the Six Pillars of Character. 

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