Wednesday, September 21, 2011


 There are a few things that I've noticed while reading your blogs.  First, some of you have not sent me an email with your blog url in it.  Therefore, I have been unable to comment on your blogs.  Please email your blog url asap.  Enough acronyms for ya?

Second, there is some really good discussion going on before and after class.  Your work on the blogs has definitely raised the level of discussion in class, and for that I am grateful.  However, there are still some really good questions being asked in the blogs that are not being voiced in class.  Make sure that you assert yourself and take part in the discussion. 

Don't forget that Huck Finn is very close.  You should be able to connect all of the semester's readings with at least one of the episodes in the novel, so make sure that you are writing these things down.  Some of you are already blogging about it, and I am answering questions and posing other questions as they come. 

I encourage you to check out the following link:
Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
Yes, it's from Wikipedia.  But it is one theory of what we have been discussing quite  a bit in class.  Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. I think Kohlberg's six stages of development is an interesting theory. Essentially, Kohlberg's theory is that of building upon each of the previous stages. The basic morals and principles we are taught in our childhood (i.e. don't hit, steal, etc.) are combined and coalesced with our own anecdotal evidence. For instance, the level 3 (good boy/good girl attitudes and social norms)remind me of high school where you learn what is expected of you and how to fit in, so you do what you can in order to fit in.

    The description of the 6th stage (universal ethical principles)reminded me almost exactly of Thoreau and his views on the unjust laws the government implemented. Thoreau denounced the taxes and slavery because he felt they weren't right. He did not try to get rid of either to benefit himself; he did it because it was the right thing to do.