Have you built your home on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius? Why not? Friedrich Nietzsche challenges viewers to live a fulfilled and dangerous life, to use the humanities as a guide to life, and to own up to one's envy, as explained in a short and engaging philosophy video.
- Have members of a philosophy class watch the video at home for a flipped classroom activity, coming to discuss the four main points of the video once they return to school
- Encourage learners to choose one tenet of Nietzsche's philosophy to form an argument for or against in either a formal debate or persuasive essay
- Reflects how Nietzsche likens Christianity to sklavenmoral, or slave morality, as well as an addiction to alcohol, not to mention his famous declaration regarding the death of God
- Comment section is open to the public and full of language that is likely not appropriate for class viewing
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- Video opens with a pronunciation guide to Nietzsche's name
- Teenagers with a hint of rebelliousness or disaffectedness will connect to Nietzsche's philosophy