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

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7th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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    What is the meaning of life? What is really real? Why is Socrates talking to random people? How do I know I am not dreaming right now? What if I could do anything I wanted without fear of punishment? What is the marshmallow test? How can I take really good notes in class?

    I've combined fifteen 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 +2. Plato's Allegory of the Cave with Google Apps Lesson Resource
      • Introduce your students to this imaginative allegory about humankind's search for truth and meaning!
      • Three Google Forms Assesssments!
    • 2 + 3. The “Ring of Gyges” Discussion Pack with Google Apps
      • Watch out! Someone may be watching! Get your class discussing the abuses and uses justice — in this rewarding group activity!
      • Three Google Forms Assessments!
    • 4. Nietzsche and Groundhog Day on the "Meaning of Life" with Google Apps
      • 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.
    • 5. The Difference Between Empiricism and Rationalism Teaching Resource
      • A must-have for any IB TOK course or Critical Thinking lesson
      • Includes a link to a copy for classroom use on Google Slides
    • 6. 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.
      • 1 Graphic Organizer - "The Three Elements of a Moral Act"
      • 1 Four-point Grading Rubric
      • 1 Exit Ticket to check for understanding
    • 7. 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.
      • Includes Digital Google Apps Link

    • 8. 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.
    • 9. 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.
    • 10. "What is Philosophy?" Task Card Set (28 Cards + 2)
      • Original Content Design (Colorful!)
      • Facilitate small or whole group discussion easily
      • Printable or shareable
      • Available in color or black-lined (as an editable Google Slide)

    • 11. 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?
    • 12. Philosophy in the Classroom: Discuss the Marshmallow Test Minilesson
      • 1 I Do / We Do / You Do Lesson Plan and Guide
      • 1 Editable Student-Facing Version Optimized for Google Apps
      • 1 Visual Aid for Discussion
      • 1 Task Card Set
      • 1 Discussion Tracker Sheet
      • 2 Exit Tickets
      • Bonus: Entrance and Exit Tickets in Google Forms format
    • 14. Writing Graphic Organizer: Thinking About Any Quote or Textual Evidence
      • 1 Set of Instructions on How to Use this Graphic Organizer in the Classroom
      • 2 Half-Sheet Graphic Organizers
      • 1 Persistent Link to a Digital Version of the Graphic Organizer
    • 15. 3-Box Note-taking Template for Students
      • 1 Note to the Teacher from Stones of Erasmus
      • 1 Note-taking Template
      • 2 Blank Note-taking Templates
      • 1 Sample Student Note-taking Sheet
      • Include both PRINTABLE and DIGITAL versions!

    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.

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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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