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Socratic Seminars and Philosophical Chairs
Teaching kids to be more philosophic helps them acquire new ways of expressing themselves and innovative ways of thinking. It pushes students to be more logical, think critically, connect ideas, and to be more accepting of opposing views.Through the use of Socractic Seminars and Philosophical Chair
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Philosophical Chairs : Class Debate PowerPoint
Now 30 Slides! Includes notes, critical thinking questions, activities, possible topics (3 total), and more! Philosophical Chairs are a great way to get your class to engage in debate, to listen to a variety of opinions and to craft well thought out responses. Philosophical Chairs are often used

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Philosophical Chairs: Structured Debate for Your Students
Philosophical Chairs allows students to debate topics in a structured, orderly way. This AVID strategy provides excellent practice with writing, speaking, listening, and creating claims. Download includes detailed lesson plan with standards, graphic organizer for gathering student data during Philo
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A Jury of Her Peers: Inferences, Symbolism, Irony, Philosophical Chairs
Everything you need to teach and analyze "A Jury of Her Peers." All worksheets have answer sheets as well, PowerPoints frequently contain notes in the notes sections to assist with instruction of material. Everything is separate so you can pick and choose which activities will most benefit your stud
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Philosophical Chairs: Rules and Practice
This powerpoint outline the guidelines to be used when implementing philosophical chairs. It also provides example statements that can be used and sentence stems to help students maintain an academic conversation.
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Philosophical Chairs Starter Pack - For AVID or ANY Class
Philosophical Chairs is a powerful discussion strategy that students LOVE. High-levels of engagement and critical thinking come easily when using this strategy. Moreover, students learn to not only defend their opinion with FACTS, but also to be open to diverse viewpoints and multiple perspectives
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Imperialism: Was Imperialism Beneficial? ~Philosophical Chairs Activity~
This 10 page activity packet contains everything your students need to complete a Philosophical Chairs Document Based Activity (using primary sources/secondary sources). Perfect for use during a unit on European Imperialism. This lesson focuses on how European Imperialism affected Africa and India.
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Scarlet Letter Philosophical Chairs
Using an article from NPR.org about a trend to publically shame companies who have engaged in "bad" behavior, students will consider the advantages and disadvantages of public shaming while also linking their thoughts to their study of The Scarlet Letter. This two-page document includes the article
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1920's Role-play & Philosophical Chairs Class Discussion Activities
This 14 page packet contains everything you need to conduct a 3 part lesson on the political, economic and social changes of the 1920's (U.S. History). ALL WORKSHEETS and STEP BY STEP TEACHER DIRECTIONS to each of the lessons are included in this packet! The activities contained in this packet are a
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AVID: Philosophical Chairs Toolkit
Don't let the name fool you, Philosophical Chairs is a high-interest discussion strategy that get's students moving out of their seats and exploring various perspectives! This product includes the following resources to facilitate a student-lead discussion: *FAQ & PROCESS OVERVIEW *STUDENT PL
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Philosophical Chairs Activity
This activity includes all of the necessary forms and readings for students to have a successful introduction to philosophical chairs.This activity contains a debate about if group work or individual work is most influential for student learning. This resource includes: - Warm-Up Brainstorming Acti
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Exit Slip Philosophical Chairs Summary AVID or Interactive Notebook output
Philosophical Chairs is an AVID strategy in which students take sides on an issue then debate by critiquing the reasoning of others and trying to convince classmates to change sides. Have your students summarize the experience! Intended to be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, two to a page, these Philoso
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Philosophical Chairs and Socratic Seminar with WICR
Learn how to quickly structure Philosophical Chairs or Socratic Seminars incorporating Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading at higher-levels of understanding while allowing for opportunities to differentiate depending on student responses.
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Argumentative Writing using Philosophical Chairs- Presentation & Activity
This product encourages all grades and subject areas to engage in the argumentative process by forming a statement and supporting it with evidence. Simply choose a statement to present to your students, show the presentation to guide them in the argumentative process, and watch your students natural

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The Crucible Philosophical Chairs - Pride or Honor?
This pack provides you with everything you need to conduct a Philosophical Chairs-style debate after completing Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Students will debate if John Proctor's final act is an act of pride or honor. This is a great activity to lead into an essay! This pack provides teacher in
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The Outsiders - Before the Book Philosophical Chairs w/ Instructions
Do you want to hear your students beg to read? Activate background knowledge and generate interest for S.E. Hinton’s young-adult novel, “The Outsiders”, before students read the book. This activity uses Philosophical Chairs to structure a small group and then a whole group discussion on several o
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Romeo and Juliet Anticipation Guide with Philosophical Chairs
Presentation leads students through topics that are relevant to their own lives but also in the play Romeo & Juliet. Students write about the topics and then participate in Philosophical Chairs. Expectations, directions, sentence starters, and post phil chairs reflection included. Entire documen
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Of Mice and Men Philosophical Chairs - Lennie's End: Kind or Cruel?
This pack provides you with everything you need to conduct a Philosophical Chairs-style debate after completing John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Students will debate if George killing Lennie is an act of kindness or cruelty. This is a great activity to lead into an essay! This pack provides teache
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Romeo and Juliet Discussion Philosophical Chairs Activity
Engage students with a kinesthetic end of play text-based discussion! This activity includes instructions for a Philosophical Chairs discussion based on 20 polarizing statements about Romeo and Juliet. The format allows for kinesthetic learning because students must physically take sides. It also ma

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The Outsiders - Chapter Six Philosophical Chairs w/ Instructions
Using the strategy of Philosophical Chairs, this activity centers a whole class discussion on whether or not the main characters in S.E. Hinton's young-adult novel, "The Outsiders", should be considered gallant after the fire in chapter six. Instructions included for running a Philosophical Chairs
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Philosophical Chairs Classroom Debate Activity
This activity is designed to help facilitate debates within your classroom! Student friendly sheets help guide students thinking processes and explains the debate process. Can be used whole group or small group!
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Philosophical Chairs - Types of Government
Review the pros and cons of different types of governments with this lesson plan - use for the whole period or half... but students debate why these pros/cons made their preference. Then, reveal which type of government they favored or not.
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Philosophical Chairs Argument- Astronomy (Presentation and Activity)
This product is an argumentative discussion where students choose a claim based on the following statement: "Another solar system like ours does exist in our universe." Students will choose a side, write evidence to support their claim, and then by guided on carrying out a mutually respectful argume

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Winter Holiday Season Writing Activity- Philosophical Chairs
This product encourages most grades and subject areas in the argumentative process by forming a statement and supporting it with evidence. Students will argue the following statement: "The winter season is better than the summer." You may also choose to change the statement up and argue other topics
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