I will pass back your philosophy of justice tests. Please look over it and then write a reflection in your starter answering the following prompts, as relevant to your test results:
Agenda-- Work Day!
1. A note from Ashley on the test
2. Ashley will go over the test corrections and then we will ALL listen to Planet Money podcast on Universal Basic Income and BRIEFLY apply the philosophies to this dilemma.
3. Work Time: I want to give you all some work time today so that you can hav a chance to get caught up before we dive into the real work of our Justice project so that you can all ideally feel as successful in my class as possible. PLEASE take full advantage of this time. Work time options are as follows.....
Work Time Options
FIRST-- PLEASE FINISH the seminar prep we started yesterday. I want to start class tomorrow with seminar as I have to leave at 11 to head to Carbondale to put my dog down (sad face) and want to be able to leave clear plans for Thursday. I'll give you back work time Thursday for test corrections and honors work!
Option 1: Honors-- begin analyzing your rhetorical discourse and try to craft a thesis statement (due to me by Friday)
Option 2: Test Corrections-- Mandatory for all students who received less than a 70% on the exam. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ EVERYTHING BELOW THIS ON TODAY's BLOG.
Option 3: Not in honors and you don't need to do test corrections? Please volunteer to help go over confusions/questions on the philosophies-- but DON'T assist with the test correction prompt in anyway.
Test correction guidelines
Essential Question: According to a Utilitarian, Libertarian and Rawlsian, is Universal Basic Income a JUST governmental policy? Would it ensure greater justice?
After having listened to the Planet Money podcast on Universal Basic Income, explain how each of the three philosophies listed would answer the essential question listed just above.
Please structure your response in the following format:
Paragraph 1: Describe what Universal Basic Income is and how Finland is experimenting with UBI as explained in the podcast.
Paragraph 2: How would Jeremy Bentham, the Utilitarian, respond to the essential question? Use ALL of the key terms/big ideas associated with that philosopher. For at least ONE key term you MUST find a quote from the Justice book by Michael Sandel that supports your claim. Include the quote, page #, and explain how that key term relates to
Example: Utilitarians belief in cost-benefit analysis which Michael Sandel explains as "QUOTE about cost-benefit analysis"(33). Using this idea, Jeremy Bentham would argue that Universal Basic Income is justified because.............(explain WHY it would be justified using the idea of cost-benefit analysis.
Paragraph 3: Rawls, Key terms, quotes from book (same as above)
Paragraph 4: Libertarians, Key terms, quotes from book (same as above)
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School