JSE-DESC | ISBN 978-078915216-9 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-DEHC | ISBN 978-078079655-3 | Hardcover | $21.95

Decisions, Decisions, Student Book

JSE-DESC | ISBN 978-078915216-9 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-DEHC | ISBN 978-078079655-3 | Hardcover | $21.95

Decisions, Decisions, Student Book

"How do I make a decision?" This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.

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Contents

Prologue

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost

Creating Context

Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Decision Game • Concept Vocabulary

Cluster One: What Influences a Decision?

Thinking Skill: Analyzing

Playing God (short story)
Quida Sebestian
Dusting (poem)
Julia Alvarez
TLA (short story)
Jane McFann
“I would have preferred to carry through” (speech)
Richard M. Nixon
Waiting for the Barbarians (poem)
Constantin Cavafy
The One Who Watches (short story)
Judith Ortiz Cofer

Cluster Two: Good Decision or Bad Decision?

Thinking Skill: Evaluating

A Kind of Murder (short story)
Hugh Pentecost
Trapped in the Desert (first-person account)
Gary Beeman
Traveling Through the Dark (poem)
William Stafford
Long Walk to Forever (short story)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Facing Donegall Square (short story)
Maria Testa

Cluster Three: What are the Possible Consequences of Our Decisions?

Thinking Skill: Predicting

Ashes (short story)
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Certain Choices (poem)
Richard Shelton
Moving into the Mainstream (personal narrative)
Slade Anderson
Button, Button (short story)
Richard Matheson

Cluster Four: Thinking on Your Own

Thinking Skill: Synthesizing

The Price of Life (article)
Andrea Davis Pinkney
I’ll never (poem)
Todd Moore
The Front of the Bus (autobiography)
Rosa Parks
The Order of Things (prose poem)
Michel Foucault
Gifted (newspaper column)
David Barry
The Dandelion Garden: A Modern Fable for Elderly Children (fable)
Budge Wilson
Obstacles (from Man’s Search for Meaning)
Viktor Frankl