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Geoff Berkheimer Essay on Superiority
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In a brief essay stating “a question riddled with questions,” 14-year old Berkheimer describes human nature and the continuing trend to seek superiority in society.
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Sara Goering PERSPECTIVES: The Center for the Advancement of Philosophy in Schools
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Goering writes on the perspectives of her students through contrasting philosophy to unrelated anthological texts which include language arts and history.
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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.
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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.
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David Shapiro The Meaning of Life (II)
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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.
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What Does It Mean to Care About Someone?
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Shyamal Patel Poem on Ethics: Deontological Delimma?
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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.
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PERSPECTIVES: Inside the Institute for the Advancement of of Children
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Methow Valley Elementary School Questions
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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.”
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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.
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David Shapiro The Meaning of Life (I)
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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.
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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