Interactive, Lesson Plan


You can already find self-driving cars roaming our roadways as companies are honing the technology behind our next evolution in transportation. The likes of Google, Uber, Tesla, and traditional manufacturers, GM, Toyota and others, are racing to market with their own models of autonomous vehicles. In the development of these technologies, there are many implications to consider. One of the most controversial has been teaching morality and ethics to these machines. Inevitably, situations will arise that force the vehicles to make a moral decision. For example, should the vehicle crash or hit a pedestrian? In this case study, you will discover a short video, an article, an exercise and a short assignment to learn more about this issue and consider its many complexities.


  • Social Studies > Anthropology
  • Computer Science > Careers in CS
  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Computer Science > Coding
  • Computer Science > Computational Thinking
  • Computer Science > Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science > Computers in Society
  • Computer Science > Computing and Data Analysis
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Global Awareness
  • Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
  • Information & Media Literacy > Media Ethics
  • Computer Science > Privacy and Security
  • Computer Science > Robotics
  • Career & Technical Education > Technology
  • Science > Technology
  • Social Studies > Technology
  • Social Studies > Thinking & Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

HS-ETS1-4: Next Generation Science Standards

Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2017-11-02.

Component Ratings:

Standards Alignment: 3
Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Interactivity Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3
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September 10, 2017

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