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By Stones of Erasmus
If you want to teach philosophy with young people, use this lesson plan that introduces students to Plato's theory of reality. I was inspired to create this resource when I retold the story of Plato's allegory of the cave (from The Republic) in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.5
$6.50
$6.00
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Stones of Erasmus
What is love? What is virtue? What is the meaning of life? What is real? Why is Socrates talking to random people? Who are Glaucon, Protagoras, and why should it matter if I am in a cave or not? How do I know I am not dreaming right now? What if I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$92.00
$60.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
What's your pre-planning routine? Create a student survey, send a welcome email to parents and guardians, establish writing and note-taking routines, teach a mini-lesson on coping with stress, and set the one by providing engaging map skills
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.L.6
$46.60
$32.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
I've combined ten 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. Plato's Allegory of the Cave Lesson ResourceIntroduce your students to this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$36.25
$24.00
3
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Supplement your reading of Edith Hamilton's Mythology — or any mythology-related text with high school students with this jam-packed 40-days worth of engaging classroom resources.Suggested 40-Day Lesson CalendarLesson 1 — What Is Myth?Day 1 What Is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.7.10, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.7, RL.11-12.10
$136.00
$100.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Use a sharp, focused suite of writing tools to support your high school student's writing workshop. Employ 25+ useful tools to either improve students' writing, brainstorm, organize writing projects, edit, proofread, share student work, write
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
$51.00
$34.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
What is love? What is virtue? What is the meaning of life? What is really real? Why is Socrates talking to random people? Who are Glaucon, Protagoras, and why should it matter if I am in a cave or not? How do I know I am not dreaming right now? What
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$67.50
$45.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Use a sharp, focused suite of writing tools to support your high school student. Employ 20+ useful tools to either improve students' writing, brainstorm, organize writing projects, edit, proofread, share student work, write expository, narrative,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
$41.00
$27.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Zeus is the king of the Olympian gods, so one might think he's in every story. Zeus has his mythology and stories that are directly related to him. Introduce your students to the god of thunder by providing a succinct mini-unit featuring everything
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.8.2, RL.8.9, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$36.00
$24.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Use a 4-Lesson Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" Mini-Unit and Activity Bundle to both teach Plato to young people and to ensure a jam-packed week of fun games, formative and summative assessments, and more. I was inspired to create this bundled
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.9-10.9
$11.00
$8.00
1
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
What's your pre-planning routine? Create a student survey, send a welcome email to parents and guardians, and establish writing and note-taking routines. Check. With the "Back-to-School" starter bundle designed for middle and high school Humanities
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.L.6
$24.60
$16.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Use a sharp and focused suite of writing tools to support your high school students' writing. Employ 11+ useful tools to encourage brainstorming, and organizing ideas for expository, narrative, and creative writing projects. Note — this resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
$25.50
$17.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Engage middle and high school students with this triplet myth unit on lovers, both tragic and beatific — Orpheus & Eurydice; Apollo & Daphne; and Cupid & Psyche. Secondary students will find the tales intriguing, and with this two-week
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.9, RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4
$19.50
$13.00
3
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
How are a Hebrew and Greek flood myth similar to one another? Use comparative tools to explore the Genesis account of Noah's flood and the story of Deucalion and Pyrrha. This Educational Digital Download is Available as a Print PDF, Google Apps or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.8.9, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$11.50
$9.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Marvel's movie Eternals (2021) serves as the background for a mini-unit featuring the myths of Olympus, Icarus, Prometheus, and the Titans. One central theme of the film is how the power of myth influenced ancient civilizations. Leverage the movie's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.8.4, RL.8.9, RL.9-10.7
$23.50
$17.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
What are myths of creation? What are the Greek Myths of creation from Ovid, Hesiod, and Homer? Who were the Titans? Prometheus? Pandora? Engage middle and high school students with a comprehensive 4-week unit. And more! This resource is optimized
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.4, RL.8.9, RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.10
$25.50
$17.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$51.50
$40.00
1
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
Myth is not philosophy, but philosophers often use myths! Introduce middle and high school kids to five fascinating philosophical myths. I've combined five compelling myths from Greek Mythology, Plato, and the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$33.25
$22.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
You can teach a three-week unit on cautionary tales of the hero with your middle and high school English Language Arts students with this ten-lesson "myth & tales" bundle. Start with Tantalus, the king who fed his son to the gods, and end the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.7
$43.50
$29.00
Bundle
By Stones of Erasmus
What is inside the philosopher's toolbox? It's the tools philosopher use to tinker with concepts. Introduce middle and high school students to the basic ideas and concepts of philosophical thinking -- with these five compelling resources. I've
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.6
$21.80
$15.00
Bundle
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Welcome to the Stones of Erasmus! - I have been an educator since 2008. I have concentrated my work in independent schools both in Louisiana and in New York City. I have taught English Language Arts and Humanities-based classes to both Middle, High School, and Undergraduate students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Everything I do centers around writing, reading, and reaching out through art, letters, ideas, and my especial love for a good cup of coffee with milk - no sugar. I make lessons that promote critical thinking. I like to select texts that get me and students to go deeper - so the resources I have added here on TpT reflect that philosophy. I'd love to know how you are using the resources I have created - especially if you have any insight or feedback.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

— DeRance Philosophy Scholarship - 2000-2001 — National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar - 2019

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with a Master's in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City and I have a Master's in English from Southeastern Louisiana University. My Bachelor's degree is from both Saint Joseph Seminary College and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in Liberal Arts and Philosophy, respectively.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Southern Louisiana so, of course, my heart beats to the rhythm of the Mardi Gras Mambo.

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