GOOGLE CLASSROOM COMPONENT!
PERFECT PAIRING #4
Socratic Seminar and High School Hots both on Plato's REPUBLIC
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I teach the Republic in several of my courses. According to THE WASHINGTON POST, the Republic is the most frequently assigned book at Ivy League colleges - a link for this article is in the preview.
These two units compliment each other. They both cover the same section of Plato’s Republic (Book I: 327a-332a). The Socratic Seminar has a GOOGLE SLIDES component and asks students to analyze the text by themselves and share their findings with the class. I personally find the Seminar provides a positive environment for even the most uncertain and timid students. After the seminar I turn to the material covered in The High School Hots unit. This unit delves into the text in a more systematic and thorough way. There is a test, essay questions, teacher notes, and more. I offer these units separately as some students may find the HOTS unit too challenging and/or difficult depending on the grade level. The HOTS unit, however, does have in-depth teacher notes that may prove helpful for those unfamiliar with the Republic but wanting to introduce their students to this seminal work.
See the preview for more information or click on the links below:
Here is the link for my High School HOTS unit:
Higher Order Thinking Skills/High School HOTS - the Republic
Here is the link for Google Slides Socratic Seminar:
Socratic Seminar Plato's Republic
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