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  • 1. DO NOW
    Imagine you are a tv talk show host. Your show is about philosophy and the Stanford Prison experiment. Work with a partner to list five philosophical questions you might ask. (4 minutes)
  • 2. Today
    We are working to prepare for the Oprah Winfrey show, which we will “play” during our next class.
    • Philosophy expert
    • 3. Former prisoner
    • 4. Former guard
    • 5. Author
    • 6. Audience member
  • DO NOW
    Write your questions from the DO NOW on the board.
  • 7. DO NOW
    With a partner, chose three of the questions on the board and write an answer as if you were an expert on a talk show. Use philosophical language. Support your answers. (9 minutes.)
  • 8. DO NOW
    Write down as many questions as you can think of that an audience might ask Philip Zimbardo about his Stanford Prison Experiment. (90 seconds) Winner gets a prize.
  • 9. DO NOW
    With two partners, chose one of the questions you answered in the last DO NOW to write a dialogue about.
    You can be a talk show host, a guest, a prisoner, a guard, etc… Have each person speak at least three times. Use philosophical language.
    We will perform these when you are done writing them. (10 minutes)
  • 10. DO NOW
    Count off by threes.
    Mrs. Robin will bring each group their task. You will have eight minutes to complete your task.
  • 11. DO NOW
    Group 1: Support the idea that the prisoners were not free in the metaphysical sense.
    Write your answers on a small slip of paper.
  • 12. DO NOW
    Group 2: Support the idea that the prisoners were free in the metaphysical sense. Write your answers on a small slip of paper.
  • 13. DO NOW
    Group 3: Define these terms: free will, free action, determinism, incompatibilism, compatibilism, action theory (or agency theory)
    Write your answers on a small slip of paper.
  • 14. DO NOW
    Give your papers to Mrs. Robin.
    Sorting activity using the board.
  • 15. DO NOW
    Skim article. Take notes. Answer questions if you have time.