Does it take two loving parents to raise a child? What if one parent isn’t doing his or her fair share? What resources are available to make sure that the child is financially taken care of? Charlie Chaplin addressed these issues nearly a hundred years ago in his classic film, “The Kid.”
The resource includes a link to the film, a viewing guide and answer key, links to resources about conducting Socratic Seminars, and links to The New York Times series Room for Debate on “Collecting Child Support Without Making Matters Worse.” The teaching packet contains a guide for conducting Socratic Seminars in a manner that allows for an organic fluid discussion, with a unique scoring rubric. .
Key words: AP English Language, British Literature, argument, child support, parenting, sociology, economics, social justice, film study, violence, Charlie Chaplin, non-fiction