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Plato Was Wrong!

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This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people. It introduces the reader to a wide range of activities for exploring philosophical questions and problems with children from pre-school age through high-school. There are lessons for a full-range of topics in philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics, and each is intended to help foster a supportive and caring classroom community of inquiry. All of the activities have been used on numerous occasions and include reflections on what teachers who employ the lesson might expect when doing so. Using this book, teachers, parents, and others can successfully being fostering philosophical inquiry with young people of all ages.


By David Shapiro


Introduction: Why Do Philosophy With Young People?3 Why Use Philosophical Exercises?7 How Are the Philosophical Exercises Organized?11 How Are the Philosophical Exercises Used?16 Tips for Successful Pre-College Philosophy Sessions19 Lesson Plans20 Topic One: What Is Philosophy?21 Lesson Plan: Are You a Philosopher?23 Lesson Plan: One Rule Game33 Lesson Plan: The Three Questions40 Lesson Plan: Energizer Activity-Word Association44 Lesson Plan: Blind Painter48 Lesson Plan: Keep the Question Going53 Lesson Plan: Sense and Nonsense56 Topic Two: What is Good Thinking?58 Lesson Plan: Good News, Bad News58 Lesson Plan: A Little Logic63 Lesson Plan: How Many of These Do You Know?70 Topic Three: What Do I Know?74 Lesson Plan: "What's Your Reason?" Game74 Lesson Plan: Two Trues, One False79 Lesson Plan: The Egg Drop Game86 Lesson Plan: Assassin Game92 Lesson Plan: Hypothesis Generation Exercise98 Lesson Plan: Which Story Is True?102 Lesson Plan: What Do I Know (About this Strawberry?) Exercise107 Lesson Plan: Confirmation Bias Exercise110 Topic Four: What is Real?114 Lesson Plan: Reality Scavenger Hunt114 Lesson Plan: "What Makes the Team the Team?" Exercise119 Lesson Plan: What Makes Me Me?123 Lesson Plan: Could Anything Else Have Happened?131 Lesson Plan: Got a Minute?136 Topic Five: What is Art?140 Lesson Plan: Aesthetics Scavenger Hunt141 Lesson Plan: "Smoke"144 Lesson Plan: Art Market147 Topic Six: What is the Right Thing to Do?152 Lesson Plan: Ring of Gyges Diary153 Lesson Plan: Life Boat Exercise157 Lesson Plan: What Do Rights Look Like? Exercise166 Lesson Plan: The Red/Green Game173 Lesson Plan: "Hand Dealt"179 Lesson Plan: Fair or Equal?190 Lesson Plan: Ants and Chocolate195 Lesson Plan: Fish and Candy200 Topic Seven: What is the Meaning of Life?203 Lesson Plan: What's Worth Doing?203 Lesson Plan: "What Is the Meaning of Life?" Game206 Lesson Plan: Why?209 Ten Recommended Readings for Exploring Philosophy with Children211 Reading: Williams, Margery, The Velvetine Rabbit220 Reading: Wiseman, B., Morris the Moose220 Reading: L'Engle, Madeline, A Wrinkle In Time222 Reading: Koss, Amy Goldman, The Ashwater Experiment223 Reading: Rowling, J.K., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them223 Reading: Baum, Frank L., selection from The Tin Woodsman of Oz224 Reading: Tashlin, Frank, The Bear That Wasn't225 Reading: Steig, William, Yellow and Pink226 Reading: Lewis, C.S., The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe227 Reading: Mills, Claudia, Dinah Forever227 Bibliography229


Titel: Plato Was Wrong!
Untertitel: Footnotes on Doing Philosophy with Young People
EAN: 9781610486200
ISBN: 978-1-61048-620-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: R&L Education
Genre: Pädagogik
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Veröffentlichung: 08.03.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.7 MB