We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are a set of Biblical principles relating to ethics and worship, playing a central role in Christianity and Judaism.Pair “The Ten Commandments” with “The Golden Calf” and ask students to discuss what the commandments reveal about the characterization of God, particularly in regards to his actions in “The Golden Calf.”
Why Do People Follow The Crowd?
- ABC News
Dr. Gregory Burns, a professor of behavioral science, conducted several experiments to study why humans readily conform. ABC’s Primetime recreated these experiments using several unsuspecting people.Pair “Why Do People Follow the Crowd” with “The Golden Calf” and ask students to discuss the dangers of conformity as opposed to the dangers of not adjusting one’s practices and beliefs.