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41. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 2
Stephen Barnes Teaching Plato’s Cave
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Barnes focuses and examines Plato’s ideals on life through “Allegory of the Cave”. The nature of selfhood, moral/ political issues, and enlightenment demonstrate in any classroom the alternatives to a dry session on philosophy to young children through an engaging discussion.
42. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Jennifer Hagaman The Goals Game
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Hagaman’s elementary school experiment has students lists the goals in their lives that will eventually achieve ‘happiness’. These goals range from good health to authority; yet, the article tackles gender roles, futuristic expectations through educational accomplishments, and the concept of meaning.
43. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
David Shapiro The Meaning of Life (II)
44. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Sam Godwyn What is the Self?
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Godwyn discusses how thoughts could be perceived differently between the observer and the observed. The ‘self’ serves as the foundation to this essay—existence, nevertheless, promotes intellectual thinking to create an essential identify and perception in society.
45. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Announcement
46. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
What Does It Mean to Care About Someone?
47. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Shyamal Patel Poem on Ethics: Deontological Delimma?
48. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Oliver Butterick Activity: Playdough and Personality
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In an activity utilizing 5-15 year olds, Butterick’s participants argue whether a cylinder and string of playdough is the same physical object in a series of steps. The students record their philosophical thoughts while referencing to famous philosophers like Plato.
49. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
PERSPECTIVES: Inside the Institute for the Advancement of of Children
50. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Methow Valley Elementary School Questions
51. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Howard Schott Education, Virtue, and the Child
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Philosophy reigns supreme in Schott’s essay on virtuous and wise tales regarding people who essentially do not “[live] one’s own words before expecting others to follow them.”
52. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Joyce Corriero, Carolyn Q. Hickey Philosophy of Body: Children’s Perceptions
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Dialogial inquiry is proposed to second grade students in this project, and dialogue, that examines the philosophy of the human body.
53. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
David Shapiro The Meaning of Life (I)
54. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 3
Jennifer Hagaman How the Mind and Brain Work with the Body
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Hagaman describes and analyzes a psychological and philosophical exercise exploring the ‘mind versus body’ issue through a series of illustrations submitted by elementary school students.
55. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 5
Philosophical Reflections and the Writing Process
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A series of philosophical reflections from high school students on the topics Plato’s Cave & work, wisdom's significance to society, and personal and emotional development. The article includes three student responses
56. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 5
Announcement: Kids Philosophy Slam Competition
57. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 5
High School Juniors, Philosophy, and a Confused Teacher
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An aspiring Philosophy teacher and his reflection on teaching a difficult subject in a complex environment. The author addresses dialogue in a class setting which includes child pornography and his tactics for relating to high school students in Philosophy.
58. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 5
Kids Philosophy Slam
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Essays, drawings, and poems by children in kindergarten through eight grade on the question "What is more important in your life, truth or beauty?"
59. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 5
Finalists, 2005 Kids Philosophy Slam, High School
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Winning Philosophy Slam essays answering the question "What is more important in your life, truth or beauty?"
60. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 5
Nadia Kennedy Questioning the Finite and the Infinite
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Kennedy discusses, through dialogue, old concepts in philosophy with children regarding the finite and infinite parts of the Earth and galaxy.