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Teaching kids to be more philosophic helps them acquire new ways of expressing themselves and innovative ways of thinking. It pushes students to be more logical, think critically, connect ideas, and to be more accepting of opposing views.
Through the use of Socractic Seminars and Philosophical Chairs, you can bring philosophy into your classroom and give your students the opportunity to formulate questions, reason with peers, develop arguments, and contribute to constructive conversations.
I tried to make this an elementary friendly format so that younger students could have the opportunity to be little philosophers!
PowerPoint Introducing Socrates
Socratic Seminar Discussion Cards
Socratic Seminar Pre-Discussion
Socratic Seminar Reflection
Student Discussion Evaluation
Teacher Discussion Evaluation
Philosophical Chairs Discussion
Philosophical Chairs Pre-Debate
Philosophical Chairs Reflection
Philosophical Chairs Topics
Philosophical Chairs Discussion Cards
Philosophical Chairs Checklist
Student Debate Evaluation
Teacher Debate Evaluation
Directions for Students
Have fun discussing and debating!