Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The Cardinal is a person who is in a position of power, one who has to consider the thoughts and the feelings of many. Today's objective is to discuss the idea of power and and positions of power. We will explore what this means to someone in the Cardinal's position.
1. Have each student define power.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether or not they would want to be in a position of power. Why or why not?
3. As a class, have the students discuss what they think the benefits and the disadvantages to having so much power might be. Does the Cardinal seem to have a good job? Why or why not?
4. Homework: Have each student discuss ways in which someone could be in power without having to make difficult decisions. Is this possible?
5. Homework: Have students discuss whether they think being in power...
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