The rest of this week, we explored the topic of the military's use of animals. Our focus question was: is it ethical to use animals in the military?
During Wednesday's class, students explored the topic of the military's use of dolphins. We began with a video. Students then read 1 of 2 articles on the subject of military dolphins. Students read the article and responded to the questions below:
See article 1 here
See article 2 here
Article Response Questions:
1. In the article that you read, what were the sources of information? Who was quoted?
2. Do you think the individuals and organizations are credible sources of info? Why or why not? Do they stand to lose or gain something by not telling the truth?
3. What was the author’s purpose in writing this article? (persuade, entertain, inform, etc.)
4. Do you think using dolphins for military purposes is ethical? This means: Do you think it is okay, morally, to use dolphins in this way? Why or why not?
On Friday, to take this topic further, we began preparing for a debate on the issue of the military's use of animals. Below you will find a description of the assignment and a page to organize research on the topic.
The debate will be held next Wednesday.