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#1 - Life is a Puzzling Thing (Introduction)

#1 - Life is a Puzzling Thing (Introduction)

Author: Janice Davis

By the end of this introductory lesson, students will:

  • have explored and discussed some of the puzzling questions about life. 
  • select one question that is most intriguing to him/her.
  • brainstorm a list of life's issues that the big questions inspire.
  • select 4 ideas from the brainstormed list and create a quality claim statement stemming from each idea.

If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?  What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world?  How come the things that make you happy don't make everyone happy?  If happiness were the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?


What questions puzzle you about life?  This lesson explores all sorts of cool thoughts and ideas!

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Life's Puzzling Quesions - A brainstorming of ideas

How come what makes you happy doesn't make everyone happy? We all have questions about life such as this one. After today's lesson, decide what is your favorite life's puzzling question. In this homework, you will elaborate on the question until you actually draw it into a focus on a claim about life.