What does it mean to live a good life? What is happiness? What does it mean to truly be wise?
These three concise and well-researched stories regarding Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle will act as catalysts for lively discussions that promote critical thinking, careful reading, and reflection on some of the most important questions imaginable. Each can stand alone, or the three can be strung together to form a small unit on ancient Greek philosophy.
Appropriate for 4th, 5th, 6th grade and up. Includes a brief guide with tips for facilitating discussion, as well as a list of possible discussion questions for each story. Following the philosophical interests of students, rather than simply imposing these questions upon them, will lead to a more authentic and engaging discussion.
Enjoy and be amazed by the insight that your students can bring to these complex topics!
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