Winning Hearts and Minds - the World as were sold (A11)

A11
Course Description

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The phrase ‘Winning Hearts and Minds’ means to manipulate and convince people to be on your side and to carry out your wishes.  In this module we will explore how this has happened throughout history and into our modern age. How is it that humans can be convinced to be subservient, carry out acts against each other or even kill?  Who is manipulating us in 2020 and how can we ensure that the horrors of the past are never repeated? 

Students will undertake a novel study of The Wave by Morton Rhue. In every Module A class you will complete a compulsory weekly Current Events Quiz and Physical Challenge.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies.
  • Understand how the ideas and actions of people in the past have had a significant impact on people’s lives.