The Madness Of Humanity Part 3: Tribalism
In “The Madness of Humanity Part 3: Tribalism,” Marcelo Gleiser discusses what role tribalism plays in our society today, and the different social interactions it promotes.
When and How to Pair: Introduce this text after students finish Chapter 8, when Jack forms his own tribe, to provide them with information on tribalism and group behavior. Ask students to assess how Gleiser describes the importance of belonging to a tribe, and how the sense of belonging can affect an individual. How do students think members of Jack’s tribe benefit from belonging to his group? How does belonging to Jack’s tribe drive the other boys to extreme behavior, similar to that explored in Gleiser’s article?