The Civilization Dilemma is part of our popular Cognitive Moral Dilemma series and can be used in conjunction with a Government, Psychology, Sociology, or even Literature class.   We have often used it to begin a deeper look at a current event.

This dilemma asks students to consider when might it be a more civilized act to break the law.

Be sure to download the free Cognitive Moral Dilemma Teacher’s Guide, too, as it explains the methodology and process behind this lesson plan.

  • Subject Areas: Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, History, Humanities, Government, Literature, Current Events
  • Materials Required: Whiteboard or display
  • Time Needed: Typically an entire class period