Students analyze the character Max from the children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are." In a short persuasive essay, they argue whether Aristotle would consider Max a "tyrant."
I usually have "story time," where I invite my high school studets to sit on the floor like "the good ol' days" and I read the book to them. They then head back to their seats to begin rough drafts of their essays. Finally, they type their essays in the computer lab. Always a hit...fun activity...creative way to spice up Aristotle!
10.1.2 Trace the development of the Western political ideas of the rule of law and illegitimacy of tyranny, using selections from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics.