Moral Taste Buds
An important aspect of our mind that is relevant to sustainability is our ability for moral reasoning. Our moral convictions are important for noticing societal challenges and being motivated to solve them with like-minded people. But our moral convictions also make it very difficult to work with people who disagree with us.
Think about if the content and contexts that you want students to learn about in your unit involve disagreements between groups of humans about what is right and wrong. By understanding human morality, students can develop the competency to take perspective.
Concepts (anchor and sub): morality, empathy, fairness, autonomy, loyalty, group-mindedness, (social and moral) emotions, mismatch
Connections to subjects: Biology, Ethics (Social Studies, History)
Skills, competencies: Analyzing texts and other sources for moral intuitions; cooperation competency, evaluation competency, self-regulation competency, critical thinking