website dedicated to promoting the inclusion of ethics related themes in
secondary school social studies curriculums. It was set up and is
maintained by Anthony Tiatorio. Please send any comments or feedback to
Mr. Tiatorio served for over 30 years as the Social Studies Department
Head in the Mansfield, Massachusetts public schools where he wrote and
implemented many successful ethics teaching strategies and lesson plans
for social studies classes in grades 6 to 12.
Mr. Tiatorio calls for a history based, critical thinking, approach to
ethics education. Through Teaching
Ethics he offers to share some of his work.
The basic postings on Teaching Ethics
are two ETHICS WORKBOOKS for students in grades 7 through 12.
These workbooks present ways to embed ethics instruction into standard
world and American history programs. They are offered as a modest first
step toward building a database in this area. The workbooks, and the
accompanying teacher’s guides, may be printed and duplicated by
individual teachers for use with their classes. Supplementary active
student involvement strategies developed by practicing teachers to
implement ideas in the Ethics Workbooks are also posted and are free to
for sale or for any other commercial purpose is prohibited.
Ethics Workbook I: World History
was written for younger students in typical secondary world history
classes in grades 7 – 10 as a first introduction to ethical issues.
It treats a wide array of topics and simplifies the thinking of the most
common ethicists and philosophers across the span of civilization.
Ethics Workbook II: American History
was written for older students in typical secondary American history
classes in grades 11 – 12. It examines the major conflicts and turning
points in American History from an ethical perspective.