For class 9/30

Forever Young

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2430573/An-adult-18-Not-Adolescence-ends-25-prevent-young-people-getting-inferiority-complex.html

 

  • Share your reaction to this news
  • If adolescence extends to 25 years, how could this effect peoples’ voting rights, military service, right to enter into a legal contract, marriage rights, driving age, drinking age, parents obligation to support their children?

 

Lost Youth in Asia

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101045746?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=101045746%7CThe%20aging%20in%20Asia%20face%20a

 

  • What obstacles must people in your country face when trying to raise children?
  • Do you see any irony in this report: humans work hard to prosper, but in the end work against themselves?
  • What are some disadvantages in spending your life making money?
  • Does the world need the poor?
  • Can we live in a society in which everyone is rich?
  • Is religion essential for keeping a society together?
  • As the population greys, which industries do better and which do worse?
  • Suggest some solutions to these problems or measures to be taken.

 

One Bad ‘Apple’ Spoils The Bunch

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/german-group-claims-hacked-apple-025253471.html

 

 Does this article prove that anything can be hacked into?

 

Zero for Conduct

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/college-professor-shot-student-upskirt-videos-864930

 

  • What do you think of the professor’s excuse?
  • Have their been any similar cases in your country?
  • How could a school enforce its policy that students must wear undergarments?
  • Role play. Scene: a principal’s office. Characters: student and principal. The student was caught looking up the teacher’s dress.  This is not the first time. The principal asks for an explanation and the student must answer. The principal must decide on disciplinary action.

 

The Male Animal and Female Prey

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/09/23/the-4-romantic-archetypes-men-are-drawn-to/

 

  • Do you have any friends, classmates or coworkers who fit these types?
  • To what type of man/ woman, are you attracted?
  • Which of the above types do you think apply to you? To classmates?
  • Can you name any celebrities who fit these types?
  • Do you believe in astrological signs? Blood types?

 

The Brain Made Me Do It

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/09/25/blame-brain-why-psychopaths-lack-empathy/?intcmp=trending

 

  • Is mental illness a legitimate defense for crime?

Music: ‘The Damnation of Faust ~ Hector Berlioz

For class 9/23

‘Ground’ in Psychology

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/09/11/what-does-your-coffee-reveal-about-you/

 

  • If you drink coffee, what kind of drinker are you?
  • What beverages do you like to drink with a meal?
  • Do you drink coffee or tea every day? If so, how much?
  • Do you see any differences in the personalities of coffee or tea drinkers?
  • What do you know about the history of coffee, tea and chocolate?
  • What health benefits are associated with tea? Coffee? Chocolate?
  • Discuss the article with reference to people you know?

 

Fed Up Yemenis

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/15/world/meast/yemen-child-bride/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

 

  • At what age may people marry legally in your country?
  • Now that young people ‘mature’ earlier, should the legal age for marriage continue to be the same?
  • What kind of man/woman would want to marry a child?
  • Why do parents allow their children to marry at such a young age in Yemen?

 

French ‘Galled’ At Last

http://www.france24.com/en/20130918-french-senate-votes-ban-sexualised-child-beauty-pageants

 

  • Are kids sexualized in your country?
  • What kinds of people are sexually attracted to children?
  • What is a pedophile?
  • If a pedophile wanted to emigrate or visit your country, what should the government do?
  • Give examples of clothing, jewelry or behavior that might be considered sexual among children.
  • Are sexualized children in any danger?
  • What can we do to stop the sexualizing of children?

 

Not Maid For Dishonor

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-maid-forced-wear-104108979.html

 

  • How well are foreign laborers protected in your country?

 

Cyber Strip Search

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/16/seen-at-11-getting-personal-your-pulse-could-be-your-new-password/#.UjkF10uB3tU.email

 

  • Is this new technology an invasion of privacy?
  • How could this technology be abused?
  • Will hackers find a way to beat the system someday? If so, what could they do?

 

Mobile Mayhem

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/09/17/cell-phone-related-injuries-on-the-rise/

 

  • Have you or anyone you know been injured using a cell phone? If yes, tell what happened.

European History in 3 Minutes

Earth Gaining Sea Ice

Earth Gains A Record Amount Of Sea Ice In 2013 — ‘Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record’

Divorce N. Korean Style
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10272953/Kim-Jong-uns-ex-lover-executed-by-firing-squad.html