Objective: The student will formulate a definition of courage in politics. The student will analyze Hemingway's definition of courage. The student will differentiate between courage and cynicism.
1. Using Hemingway's definition of courage, the teacher will lead the class in a discussion to define individual ideas of political courage.
2. The students will be instructed to look up the word cynicism and discuss its meaning in class. Then, the two definitions--courage and cynicism--will be compared and applied to political dissent. (e.g., Was the demonstration in front of the Democratic National Convention in 1968 an act of courage or of cynicism?)
Read Chapter 1.
Formulate your personal idea about whether courage is still valued in a politician. Be prepared to discuss in class.
Be ready to discuss any social and political pressures that make courage difficult today.
Objective: The student will defend his/her position on the value of...
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