If your classes are studying philosophers or the classical Greek period of time, this is a lesson plan to consider.  This rather simple dilemma never failed to get a good debate going in our middle school World History classes.  Students were far more interested in learning about Socrates afterwards.

Be sure to download the free Cognitive Moral Dilemma Teacher’s Guide, too, which provides the methodology and lesson plan process.

  • Subject Areas: Social Sciences, Sciences, Humanities, Philosophy
  • Materials Required: Whiteboard or display
  • Time Needed: Typically an entire class period