The Use of Force

Lesson Plan for Middle School Socratic Seminar:

This seminar focuses on a short story by William Carlos Williams and culminates in an explanatory analysis.

This seminar, designed for English and Language Arts classes in Middle School grades, guides students to explore the themes of Authority, Community, Many vs. One, power.

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Sample Socratic Seminar Questions

Socratic Seminar questions are designed to provoke creative and critical thinking. Sample discussion questions from this lesson plan include:

  • Is the doctor justified in his use of force? Why or why not?
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