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Ethics_and_Moral_Leadership_10 - APRIL 2010 PART I Lesson...

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Unformatted text preview: APRIL 2010 PART I Lesson Title: Ethical and Moral Leadership in the Military Teaching Method: Film Presentation/Guided Discussion Time Required: 3 hours Prerequisite Class: Accountability, Leadership Authority and Responsibility Visual Aids: Movie: Saving Private Ryan and PowerPoint Slides Student Preparation: Read the Student Reader Material Certified by: Holm Center/CR (Dr. Charles Nath III) PART IA Cognitive Lesson Objective: Comprehend how morals and ethics apply to the military leader. Cognitive Samples of Behavior: 1. Explain how an officers responsibilities establish their priorities for making decisions. (L) 2. Describe the ethical dilemmas imposed during war/conflict. (L) 3. Defend the need to recognize and ignore illegal/immoral orders. (L) 4. Describe the ethical issues surrounding killing prisoners of war/enemies. (L) 5. Defend why unlawful orders must be disobeyed. (L) Affective Lesson Objective: Respond to the need for ethics in war fighting. Affective Sample of Behavior: Actively participate in classroom discussion regarding ethical considerations in war. PART IB Strategy: This lesson is designed to draw upon the students interactions and knowledge gained from the Leadership Authority and Responsibility and Accountability lessons taught previously. Using various scenes from the movie Saving Private Ryan, the class will watch the film and then participate in a guided discussion. While the guided discussion questions are available in the lesson plan, you should not feel obligated to stay with the questions providedespecially if the discussion is leading you in another direction. Ultimately though, its your responsibility to ensure the students are getting the information necessary to fulfill the samples of behavior. The lesson is three hours long and should be divided into the segments as prescribed. We suggest you pause the DVD after the various scenes to discuss the events presented. Its important to emphasize to the students that even though most of them will never face a combat scenario like these, the need for moral, legal, and ethical courage by junior officers is required in every career field. The intent of this lesson is to get the students thinking and discussing ethical issues they may have to face. Lesson 42-1 Lesson Outline: A. Introduction 5 Minutes B. Part 1 30 Minutes C. Guided Discussion 25 Minutes D. Part 2 35 Minutes E. Guided Discussion 25 Minutes F. Part 3 30 Minutes G. Guided Discussion 25 Minutes H. Conclusion 5 Minutes Lesson 42-2 Part 1 From the Beachhead to the Village PART II INTRODUCTION ATTENTION (Suggested: Who was Army First Lieutenant William Calley? How many of you know why he was court-martialed? He ordered, and participated in, the killing of more than 100 unarmed Vietnamese men, women, and children at My Lai Village during the Vietnam War.) MOTIVATION (Suggested: As we view this film today perhaps you will get some feel for the ethical issues faced by Lt Calley and hundreds of other officers involved in combat. faced by Lt Calley and hundreds of other officers involved in combat....
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