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10-Product "Philosophy in the Classroom" Lesson Bundle (Middle and High School)

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    I've combined ten compelling resources I use in my middle and high school classes to infuse my lessons with philosophy and ethics-based content.

    With this bundle you get:

    • 1. Plato's Allegory of the Cave Lesson Resource
      • Introduce your students to this imaginative allegory about humankind's search for truth and meaning!
    • 2. The “Ring of Gyges” Discussion Pack
      • Watch out! Someone may be watching! Get your class discussing the abuses and uses justice — in this rewarding group activity!
    • 3. Nietzsche and Groundhog Day on the "Meaning of Life"
      • Is it a coincidence that a 90s Bill Murray movie and a German Romantic Nineteenth-century philosopher have something in common? Find out with this wildly popular lesson pack.
    • 4. The Difference Between Empiricism and Rationalism Teaching Resource
      • A must-have for any IB TOK course or Critical Thinking lesson
    • 5. Discuss Any Moral Dilemma! (Great for introducing your students to any moral problem)
      • Use this lesson plan and graphic organizer set to organize discussion and writing activities about any relevant moral dilemma you want to share with your students.
    • 6. Map Activity: Day in the Life of Socrates in Athens (411 B.C.E.)
      • Use a map of Ancient Athens to explore Socrates's daily routine with his students.
    • 7. Philosophy in the Classroom: "The Parable of the Madman" by Friedrich Nietzsche
      • The phrase "God is dead" has entered into the zeitgeist. But what does this phrase mean? And how and where does the nineteenth-century writer and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche use it? Answer these questions with your students with Stones of Erasmus's close reading and writing lesson plan resource.
    • 8. Philosophy in the Classroom: "The Problem of Evil" (Theodicy Lesson)
      • Why do good things happen to bad people? If God exists, then why is there human suffering? How can we argue for the existence of God while still maintaining the reality of human suffering? These are questions that get tossed up in a Philosophy of Religion course surrounding what is commonly called "The Problem of Evil." Get your students discussing the problem, exploring why it is a problem, and brainstorming possible responses to the question.
    • 9. Philosophy in the Classroom: Freedom Discussion Task Cards
      • If you want to teach philosophy with young people, use this lesson plan that introduces students to freedom. Freedom Task Cards are designed to get students talking about philosophical questions that arise when we explore the concept of freedom. What is freedom? Is a person truly free? What is positive freedom? What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic freedom?
    • 10. Teacher Tutorial: How To Create Editable Digital Worksheets (with or without Google Classroom)
      • One of the most powerful tools any teacher working digitally should know is how to create a digital worksheet for your students. Use this tutorial to learn how to do it!

    Note to Buyers: When you buy this bundle, TpT allows you to download each resource individually (or as a ZIP file). You can access the bonus file that combines all of the resources into one convenient PDF (with editable links). That means this product is distant learning-friendly, and compatible with Google Apps.

    Total Pages
    108 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.


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