What's the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea? is a free educational web site that encourages middle school students to explore and discuss ethical issues. It features an online curriculum that includes short scenes from popular feature films and television shows. Teachers facilitate the philosophical discussions. What’s the Big Idea? is broken into five sections covering five ethical issues: Bullying, Lying, Friendship, Peer Pressure, and Environmental Ethics.

 

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