by Casey Gerald
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.
Study: ‘High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness’
- Caitlin Kenney
The article “Study: ‘High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness’” discusses how a study conducted by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton analyzes the impact money has on happiness.Pair “Study: ‘High Incomes Don’t Bring You Happiness’” with “The Gospel of Doubt” and ask students to discuss why money failed to make Gerald happy. To what extent does money bring people happiness? When did Gerald become dissatisfied with his success and how did he pursue other sources of happiness?
The Leaders Who Ruined Africa and the Generation Who Can Fix It
- Fred Swaniker
In the speech “The Leaders Who Ruined Africa and the Generation Who Can Fix it,” Fred Swaniker discusses Africa’s past leaders and his hopes for its future leaders.Pair “The Leaders Who Ruined African and the Generation Who Can Fix It” with “The Gospel of Doubt” and ask students to discuss how the speakers in both texts aim to create meaningful change. How do their personal experiences contribute to their understanding of the world and their desire to see it change?