Mischievous Moral Mayhem
This week’s Mischievous Moral Mayhem is: The allotments where your family grow vegetables has had some rats recently. One of the neighbouring allotment holder’s dog becomes critically ill a few days after you have caught it sniffing around where your family has put down rat poison. Do you tell the owner?
On the surface, some of these Mischievous Moral Mayhem questions appear to be a quick yes or no answer. I want you to think deeper than yes or no – you need to explain your answers. Some answers will depend on your gender, some will depend upon your age, some will be effected by your experience, some you may need to think staying safe whilst doing the right thing and other will have a cultural element. When answering a Mischievous Moral Mayhem try to write in four paragraphs.
Start with writing up the MMM at the top of you answer.
In the second paragraph you can be creative what could you do? Be creative about how you could solve the issue. Give a number of different suggestions if you can. If you have already found yourself in the situation write about what happened.
The third paragraph needs to cover things you should do? If you are a first aider you will know what you must do if you find someone collapsed in the street. If you are not a first aider you should call for an ambulance. In some of the situations there are laws that govern what you should do. You may need to do some research.
In the final paragraph, you need to write about what you would actually do. If you are 14 years old your answer will be very different from the 10 year olds or my answer as I am an adult. There is no right or wrong answer and occasional the answer will be “I don’t know.” You may never know until your faced with the situation. Be honest, I am not going to judge your answer or you. If your answer is going to be what you think may be considered selfish. That’s fine - be selfish because there will be reasons for that. Write what these might be.
The aim of the Mischievous Moral Mayhem is to link PSHE, Citizenship and writing. Don’t forget to record the time you take to answer in to your diary.