Death in Film
Ask students to complete a paper discussing different “deaths” portrayed in film. How realistic are these performances, based upon the information in How We Die?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the book and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text.
Students are to compare the philosophies and theories of Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland with a medical practitioner who opposes Nuland’s views. What differences exist in their theories?
Act Out a Death
Using the text as a guide, allow students the chance to perform a “death scene” for one of the central avenues to death discussed in the text.
Examples in Literature
Allow the students to take examples of characters from literature and explore how Dr...
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