Can you think of an example in your own life where there is a disconnection between something you believe and an action you do? Or a contradiction in two thoughts/behaviors?
Example: I know that riding my bike to school is both better for the environment and my own mental and physical well-being, but I very rarely do it.
What is Cognitive Dissonance?
Moral of the story: How do we ignore certain things that make us uncomfortable, morally? What is the connection to the Justice project? Think about the ways in which your beliefs around justice line up with your actions in the world. As we study various philosophies, to what extent do you agree with them? To what extent do their ideas clash with your own actions? To what extent does that clash influence HOW you respond to the philosophies? Do you disregard them simply because it makes you uncomfortable or challenges your own ways of being???
Listen to "1619" Podcast (Follow along with the transcript if you'd like)
Four hundred years ago, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. A new audio series from The New York Times examines the long shadow of that fateful moment. This podcast is a great review of an important period of American history and helps lay the foundation for us to think about the founding ideals of our country and the ways in which people have fought to uphold those ideals.
As you listen, try to answer these questions (WRITE THEM DOWN)
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Justice Monologue Series #1 Overview and Work Time
The purpose of these monologue series is multi-fold:
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Humanities teacher at Animas High School