In honor of Winter Carnival, we've been reading about the legend of King Arthur. Today we discussed the idea of chivalry, and discussed whether it still exists. We watched this video clip, which seems to suggest that chivalry is dead.
I was pleased that many students argued that they see examples of chivalry at the middle school every day, including politeness and sacrificing for others.
Here's a link from the BBC that translates the chivalric code into modern terms for students.