PHILOSOPHY | CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES | PHILOSOPHY BITES | WHAT IS COLOR?

Linda Jennifer
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PHILOSOPHY

CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES | PHILOSOPHY BITES | WHAT IS COLOR?

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WHAT IS COLOR? INTERACTIVE OR PRINT

PHILOSOPHY BITES are small sections of philosophical texts.

The issue discussed in this product relates to the conundrum:

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" 

The idea for these assignments was suggested to me by a colleague.  During my lectures to first-year University students, I often attempt to do too much during class and the students become confused and frustrated.  He reminded me of a quotation from Virginia Woolf:

“I should never be able to fulfill what is, I understand, the first duty of a lecturer – to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever.”

The sections of text in PHILOSOPHY BITES are challenging yet accessible and are a great way to introduce students to philosophical concepts.  I have created these PHILOSOPHY BITES as a way to help students engage in critical thinking and to introduce them to close textual analysis.

They may be used as homework or classwork,  individual or group work, and even as seminar or debate preparation. They are sub ready and there is no prep needed!

This particular passage focuses on EXISTENTIALISM.

This lesson can be stand-alone or it could be used alongside a number of novels.

This product tests reading comprehension!

INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:

⛱ A small excerpt (about 170 words) from Plato’s Theaetetus.

⛱ A breakdown of the excerpt sentence by sentence with writing prompts.  

⛱ There are a total of 13 questions.

There are FIVE pages of answers and teacher notes!

⛱ Answers are provided to the questions.  

⛱ Instructions for students on how to engage in close textual analysis.

⛱ A small amount of information on Socrates, Theaetetus, and political philosophy.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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