A Drunken Ride, A Tragic Aftermath Philosophical Chairs Discussion DAY 1-2: • Read and annotate the story that has been provided • Be sure to provide an answer to the questions that follow – first impressions, multiple choice, and discussion. • These answers do not have to be lengthy – they are a means to prepare you for discussion • Prepare a minimum of three open-ended questions to ask that will allow for discussion with your peers. – Example: Who was really at fault for the accident and why? DAY 2-3: • Once the reading and annotating is complete, students will discuss as a group the important elements of the story and their reaction to it. • Some things to consider – who was really at fault? Could this have been prevented? What other options did the boys have? Is the driver being treated fairly? Do you feel badly for the driver? What should his punishment be? What is the most powerful aspect of this piece? Do these events remind you of anyone or anything? • Each student must speak for formative credit. The student lead will pull cards for discussion. DAY 4: • Individual reflection – – Write a 2-3 paragraph reflection choosing a side – who is responsible for the accident? Is it the driver alone, or are all boys equally responsible? What is your position on this question? – This is an argument style response – choose a perspective and write from it, discreetly “convincing” me by using strong examples and reasons from the text. Time to A.C.E. it! • This is your summative score for this activity.