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Leader Resource 7: Ethics Play Scenario 6 Thorny Situations

There are six Ethics Play scenarios. Scenarios stand alone from the themes of any particular session, so you may use them with any session. The roll of the dice determines which scenario you use and which question you ask. Mark questions as you use them, to avoid repetition in future sessions. See Description of Activity for further directions.

  • Your grandfather has lung cancer, but he still smokes. Your adult cousin wants him to stop smoking, so she hides his cigarettes. Later that evening, your grandfather is looking for his cigarettes. What do you do?
  • You love your family and try to do what your parents say. However, your family is vegetarian and you love meat. When you go to a friend's house, you have a choice of hamburger or a veggie burger. What do you do?
  • Your birthday is coming up, and you can have any kind of cake you want. You love chocolate, but the friend who is spending the night likes white cake. What do you do?
  • You are at summer camp. Your cabin mates want to sneak into the kitchen at night and get some food. You are very hungry. Camp counselors never said the kitchen was off-limits. What do you do?
  • Your friend was playing with matches. A grass fire starts, and the friend runs away. Nothing is damaged and no one is hurt before the fire department puts the fire out. What do you do?
  • Your aunt gave you an ugly sweater last Christmas. Now she has asked you in an e-mail whether you like the style. If you say no, you may hurt her feelings. If you say yes, you may get another horror next Christmas. What do you do?

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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