The Runaway Train

By Blooming Minds Team

Blooming Minds

What factors are significant in making moral judgements? Do the consequences of an action matter more or less than the intentions behind it? Is it morally defensible to favour the well-being of those people we are close to over those at a distance from us? Should we always act so as to give the greatest happiness to the greatest number, or are some people’s lives more important than others?

These and other fundamental questions will be considered in the context of a classical moral dilemma, re-told in an accessible story format.

There are two documents in the zip file for this session: A lesson plan and children’s follow-up activities.

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