04 September 2015

#tokfriday: Ethics, Reason, Emotion, and #HurricaneKatrina


The last week of August marked the 10th anniversary of the costliest natural disaster in United States history: Hurricane Katrina. On August 29th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina reached the coast of the southeastern United States. The city of New Orleans was especially hit hard. The levee system of the city completely failed, flooding approximately 80% of the city, stranding thousands of people and making rescue efforts near impossible.

The KQ

Other TOK Links

Bias, Intuition, Natural Sciences, 

The Short Article/Video

Watch first

Then Read
When Hope Turns to Anguish

Classroom PDF (abridged version with prompt)

(note: I've used these materials--the video and abridged article--as a moral dilemma for 6 years, and they work great together every time)

Further Reading

Emergency department triage: an ethical analysis


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