Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 "The World as I See It")
Einstein discusses his ideals and the things he doesn't feel are important in life in Chapter 1 of this book The objective of this lesson is to explore his reasons for these choices and discuss the ideals themselves also to discuss the material goals that so many people
strive to obtain but which Einstein feels are contemptible.
1) For discussion: Ask the class what Einstein's three ideals are and then have the students discuss whether they agree with Einstein.
Do the students think Einstein views these ideals as absolute or relative? How do the students view these ideals? How do these ideals affect Einstein's life?
2) For further discussion: Ask the students what objects of human endeavor Einstein feels are contemptible? Do the students agree with Einstein?
3) For debate: Divide the class into two groups. Have one group represent Einstein's ideals of Truth, Goodness and Beauty and...
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