"Endgame: Ethics and Values in America," a multi-media special on controversial moral issues.
This groundbreaking special enables viewers to enter the lives of fictional characters forced to make critical decisions with profound moral, ethical or social implications. "Endgame: Ethics and Values in America" fuses dramatic film, interactivity on the Web, sync-to-broadcast technology, and the energy of live television with a studio audience. Viewers are encouraged to confront those gray areas of human experience where serious moral and ethical choices are made.
"Endgame: Ethics and Values in America" is created by Emmy Award-winning producer Scott Goldstein and hosted by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist Carol Marin. The panel includes nationally known ethicist Michael Josephson, Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee, and David Kaczynski, brother of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. David Kaczynski will address the moral conflict between adherence to the law and loyalty to a loved one.
This site focuses on real cases to foster competencies in ethical decision making. Students will develop critical thinking skills related to making good ethical choices.
Target Student Population:
High School and College Students
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
Collection (video clips).
Ethics courses, business courses, social science, leadership courses.
Video Player - Real Player
Evaluation and Observation
This PBS based series provides expert analyses and real dramatic cases that demonstrate ethical dilemmas and the factors associated with ethical decision making. The site also provides a news feed of timely ethical topics in the news.
This is a well designed site. It could stand to use more academic experts for commentaries.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This is a very appealing site that can engage the attention of students. High profile cases such as the Unabomber are addressed. The site is probably more appropriate for stimulating in class or online discussions.
The instructor would need to supplement this module with more academic content on ethics
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The video clips are easy to download and watch. The site is very visually appealing.
No substantive concerns.
Other Issues and Comments:
Excellent resource, applicable to many courses where ethical discussions are included in the course curriculum.