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Assisted Suicide: Critical Thinking ExerciseCollege & Career Success Connection(s):Chapter 11Learning Outcome(s):Students will understand how to apply critical thinking skills to a scenario.Time Needed:30 minutesPrerequisites:NoneMaterials Needed:One copy of the Critical Thinking Exercise: Assisted Suicide (attached) for each student.One copy of the Critical Thinking Worksheet: Assisted Suicide (attached) for each student.Introductory Activity:Tell your class that they will be applying their critical thinking skills to the topic of assisted suicide. Read aloud ordescribe the situation in the Critical Thinking Exercise: Assisted Suicide handout attached to this lesson.Emphasize that this is a complex and controversial issues. The purpose of discussing this is to practice a critical thinkingprocess rather than to reach a solution. Stress that there is no right answer, only reasonable views. Ask students torespect each other’s point of view. Try to be neutral on these issues and wait until the end of the discussion to shareyour reasonable view.Core Activities:Distribute one copy of the Critical Thinking Exercise: Assisted Suicide and Critical Thinking Worksheet: Assisted Suicideto each student.Ask the students to form discussion groups. Ask each group to summarize a different point of view.Write these headings on the board: the judge in the courtroom, the husband, the wife, the children (of this couple),medical doctors and a member of the clergy. Sometimes students even want to write down the point of view of animal

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