Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World

WEB LESSON This National Endowment for the Humanities lesson focuses on the use of animal stories and fables in various parts of the world to teach about morality and ethics. Elementary

Philosophy and Children's Literature

WEB LESSONS These lesson plans suggest questions to consider when reading the stories listed here. The lists of possible discussion questions are meant to provide some ideas for teachers preparing to use these books to help generate classroom philosophical conversations, but should not replace asking the students what questions the stories raise for them and ensuring that the discussions emerge from the students' questions. K-5

Facilitating Philosophy Discussions

WEB LESSONS This material by the Center for Philosophy for Children is a broad set of topics from which teachers may select the issues that match student intellectual maturity. Each topic has discussion questions. M-HS

Difference: A Philosophy Game

WEB RESOURCE What is Difference? Difference is an easy-to-learn, fast-to-play, negotiation game that is designed to promote philosophical discussion about inequity both inside and outside of the game.

Cases Before the Court

WEB ACTIVITY This activity is a blend of philosophy and government. Ask the students to imagine that the class is in a city-state and that the members of this class are the rulers of the city. We make the laws, rules, and judge cases. Often, cases are brought to our court and we make decisions on those cases. There are two situations where students evaluate issues based on moral priorities and duties.

Beliefs and Evidence

WEB ACTIVITY The goal of the activity is to decide how people justify their beliefs and how to sort good evidence from bad evidence.