Sunday, May 4, 2014

East of Eden - Nature vs Nurture

Essential Question -
To what extent do we control our moral development and moral choices?

As we read the novel, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, I’d like you to read it through a lens that considers the nature vs nurture debate.  With that in mind, I’d like you to complete the following three activities in an attempt to be reminded of and or to enhance our knowledge of this debate.

Station 1 – Listen to the following YouTube documentary. What argument is the documentary making? What data did the documentary offer in favor of nature or nurture? Do you agree with the findings? Why or why not? Take notes and answer on the left side of the page and answer the questions when the documentary is over on the right side of the page. You may discuss your finding with your group before  answering the questions.