Day 2

The Road Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Do you think it is accurate for the man to divide people into "good guys" and "bad guys"? Why might that be problematic, especially in terms of teaching his son how to view the world?

    This classification is something of a problematic binary. The man creates the false impression that people can only be one thing or the other, all good or all bad. Since he feels he cannot trust anyone he encounters on the road, he must label them as bad guys. Unfortunately, this label can be used to justify any action he may take toward perceived "bad guys." On the one hand, it can be seen as a noble effort to protect his son from guilt over violence done to...

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