In the story The Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, there are a lot of ethical issues that arise. This PowerPoint presentation is to be used prior to reading the story. It allows the students to think about what they think is the right action without thinking about the circumstances in a particular situation. The students are presented with a situation and they make a decision whether they agree or disagree. They walk to the side that they chose and then the students from each side respectfully debate why their choice is the right choice. During the debate, I allow students to switch sides if their feelings change.Slide 5 is to be used after reading the story, and I like to revisit slides 1-4 after completing the story to see if the students opinions have changed. My students love this activity and we often will stand up and have a debate when the class disputes something.