Several years ago it was the Wulf-a-thon. No, we did not make Mr. Wolf, chemistry teacher extraordinaire, walk around the track a bazillion times and pledge money per lap so we could buy textbooks, heat the school or send the Freshmen Fillies to an all-expenses-paid tournament in Maui.
Every year, however, AP Lit students experience the selfless/selfish debate with this epic poem. Take a stand, defend it with the text and bask in the power of being right. Change your mind? No problem, move your name to the other side of the board and defend your decision with text and bask in the power of being right. Vociferous discussions occur because high school students believe they are right, always....and forever.