The Inequality of Business Social Darwinism

Goal: Learn what Social Darwinism is and how it was displayed in America.

Objective: Students will determine if Social Darwinism is a good social structure and if it is still present today.

Teaching Standard: Societies are shaped by beliefs, idea, and diversity.

Is Social Darwinism still Present in the current day social structure?

1. Read about Herbert Spencer on Instagrok.com

http://www.instagrok.com/results.html?query=Herbert%20Spencer

Q: What were other political ideas of Herbert Spencer

2. Read about Social Darwinism throughout U.S. history

http://www.ushistory.org/us/36e.asp

Q: What was the main idea behind Social Darwinism?

3. Watch a short video on Social Darwinism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSKTZuBd3w0

Q: What historical figure displays Social Darwinism?

4. Read about what Social Darwinism is and the most recent example of it in history.

http://www.nku.edu/~eng/ism/social_darwinism.html

Q: What is the most recent example of Social Darwinism and how does it display this political idea?

Assignment

Write a first person narrative from the perspective of a Social Darwinist. What do you think they would have to say about our current social structure?

Evaluation

You will be graded on not only the questions for each site but also the assignment. The first person narrative should be 500 words and the questions for the websites should be at the top of the page. This will be due at the end of class next time.

Credits:

Created with images by skeeze - "new york city rockefeller center ice skating" • nicoverbaan - "carnegie hall new york usa"

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