The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement Fun Activities

David H. M. Brooks
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Other Brooks Writing

As a class, read excerpts from both "Bobos in Paradise" and "On Paradise Drive", David Brooks' other two books. Also, read the twice-weekly column that Brooks writes in the New York Times. What recurring themes appear in David Brooks' other writings?

Point-Counterpoint

Every Monday during which the students are reading "The Social Animal", have them watch the panel discussion between Mark Shields and David Brooks (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/index.html). What does Brooks state about the current news? How does his philosophy translate to the issues of the day?

Marshmallow Experiment

Bring students to a local preschool and have them enact a variation on the marshmallow experiment with the children. After the experiment, students should discuss the findings with the preschool teacher. Do they correspond to the child's in-class performance?

Childhood Memories

As you read through the chapters dealing with Harold's childhood...

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