Lesson Sequence for Grade 8, Advanced Personhood

We continue (from 7th grade) to look seriously at thinking skills, philosophy, social skills, and wisdom. Most lessons have elements of several of these.

Critical thinking is only partially covered in these two years. There are 35 tenants involved in critical thinking, and we do not have enough time to adequately teach them all. These lessons were selected as probably the most beneficial.

Teachers: This writer expects that some of the students will be very interested in the essays, and will want to read ahead. Of course this should be encouraged! You may wish to create masters of all the handouts before the class begins, and have them copied and bound into booklets to hand out on the first day of class. Do not include those to be handed back in.

Note: Sequence may have to be adjusted to accommodate outside speakers.

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Eighth Grade Lesson Subjects
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This site underwent a cycle of independent editing. It was completed on April 3, 2004. If you previously downloaded files for use in class, and have noticed errors, try viewing the files now on the site. Lesson numbers 4, 6, 11 are not completed but are usable. Number 1 & 13 have not been written yet. Watch this spot for future announcements.
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Review of 7th Grade work. - - - Not written.

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Wisdom

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Why is There So Much Conflict Between Teenagers and Their Parents?
Definition of Wisdom. - - - Characteristics of a Wise Person - - - A written assignment
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Why is this wise? - - - Usable, but can be improved. - - - A written assignment
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Teachers should become thoroughly familiar with egocentricity and how to overcome it before starting this series of lessons.
Thinking Styles
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Thoughts About Knowing "What a fool believes he sees, no wise man has the power to reason away." - - - The difference between knowing through observation and reasoning, and "knowing" through feelings.

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Where Truth Is - - - A table of contrasting Life-Rules, and 2 short dramatic readings.

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Egocentricity or Sociocentricity - - - A written assignment.
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Egocentric Tendencies - - - A written assignment.

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Tests not written: Suggest you provide multiple sheets with numbered boxes, one for each word, with space to spell the word and to write its definition. Read words to students and have them spell them. After that is done, have them write definitions for each.
Vocabulary test for "Where Truth Is" essay.
Vocabulary test for "Egocentricity or Sociocentricity" essay.
Vocabulary test for "Egocentric Tendencies" essay.

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Detecting Egocentricity. A quiz and discussion.
Overcoming Your Egocentric Thinking
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Memes.

  1. Introduce the idea of Memes.
  2. Define Memes.
  3. How are they different than genes.
  4. Why they are so tremendously important.
  5. How they are created.
  6. How they are transmitted.
  7. Incrementally Expand the Student's Self-interest Horizon to include society, history, and the future.
  8. Contribute to increased intrinsic motivation to learn for life.
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Stages of Human Male Development
What is a Gentleman? (or a Lady?)
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Why do Some Women Pick Bad Men? - - - Lesson not written yet

Real-World 101 will be repositioned in the above sequence to accommodate external schedules.
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Guest speaker, HS faculty - - - What is testing like in HS?

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Guest speaker, Industry. What do we look for in workers? What should you do now so we will be happy with you when you apply for a job.

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Real-World 101. Present local speakers covering some aspect of how the real world works.

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Real-World 101. Present local speakers covering some aspect of how the real world works.

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