"I dare you to! Chicken!"
"No, I'm not!"
These statements force people to consider going against their better judgment. Fear of being called a "Chicken" often compels people to engage in self-destructive behavior. This lesson plan by High 5 Achievers, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, uses the chapter "The Dentist" from The Things They Carried to challenge people's perceptions and to consider the ramifications of their actions. This 5 page lesson plan includes a graphic organizer, a narrative rubric and three writing prompts.