Teaching Ethics with Ed, Edd, n Eddy

We all know the notorious trio Ed, Edd n Eddy are known for their somewhat loose grasp on morals. As unethical as they may be, Ed, Edd n Eddy is a great and funny way to get students to think about ethics and kick-off class discussions on morality. Check out ClassHook’s favorite clips for teaching ethics using Ed, Edd n Eddy. 

1. Eddy the Reporter

Eddy is willing to do or say just about anything to sell more newspapers, including spreading lies about his peers. This clip is a great way to tackle the ethics of spreading unsubstantiated rumors and ethics in journalism. 

2. Report Card Changing Kit

Eddy is a pro at trying to find the easy way out to all his problems. When he gets his report card back, he breaks out his “Report Card Changing Kit” to make his grades look better than they are. This video is perfect for starting a discussion on the problems with cheating and taking shortcuts.

3. Paying Back Sarah

When Ed, Edd, n Eddy are in yet another  jam to make money quickly, Eddy devises a scheme to sell the neighborhood kids what they want— hurting others. Great clip for starting a discussion on ethical money-making strategies and exploitation.

4. Fudge Dilemma

Sarah gives Ed some money and sends him to the store to buy fudge. When he runs into Eddy, he has to decide if he wants to spend Sarah’s money on what she wants or get something for himself instead. With Edd on one shoulder telling him to do what’s right and Eddy on the other telling him to do what’s wrong, this clip is a perfect demonstration of a classic ethical dilemma. 

5. Lookin’ Good is What it’s all About

When the Eds go into business selling bikes, they focus more on making sure the bikes look cool and not so much on making sure they actually work. This funny clip is great for opening discussions on the ethics of disclosure and how looks can be deceiving.

6. Sarah’s Diary

Ed and the gang find Sarah’s diary hidden in her room. Eddy wants to read it, but Ed and Edd think it’s wrong to pry into Sarah’s innermost thoughts. Perfect for sparking conversation on privacy and the ethics of privacy invasion.

If you know of any other clips from Ed, Edd n Eddy that deal with ethics, submit them here!

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