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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Poetry and Ideas
Consider Robinson Jeffers' philosophy of life, which he called Inhumanism, by looking at two poems, "Credo" and "The Place for No Story," and an included handout. Class members discuss the meaning of Inhumanism and connect the ideas to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Nonviolence: Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action
How did major historical figures, such as Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, explain and defend their beliefs in nonviolence? Your learners will begin by studying the backgrounds of these individuals, and then...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Advice to Youth on Things Now GONE
What are your pupils' life philosophies? Help them explore their beliefs in this instructional activity, which uses the Switchfoot song "Gone" and Robert Herrick's poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." The instructional activity...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
How Do You Know You Exist?
Consider one of the most fundamental questions of philosophy posed by Rene Descartes in his Meditations on First Philosophy: How do we really know we exist? This animated video is accompanied by multiple-choice assessment questions,...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Man's Search For Meaning: Writing Assessment (Final Multi-Genre Project)
Conclude a study of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning with a research project that asks readers to investigate what various religions and philosophies believe is the meaning of life. The resource packet includes a list of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Classical Greek Philosophy
Divided into three different slideshows, this presentation first introduces Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The second set of slides deepens the analysis of the philosophers and their ideas, and the third section compares each school of...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Philosophy of Life Collage
Students create a collage that displays their philosophy of life. In this life philosophy lesson plan, students research artifacts that tell about life, listen to songs, discuss how they can relate to these arts, and then make their own...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Philosophy of Social Studies Education
Learn how to distinguish between curriculum and instruction. Utilize concept mapping strategies to organize a philosophy of elementary social studies education. Your class will be able to explain the process they underwent to organize...
Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Who am I? What is happiness? In the beginning, was there something or nothing? You'll love the ideas in a reference app devoted to philosophy. Scroll through the thoughts of a particular thinker, see what a variety of philosophers have...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
James: Present Dilemma in Philosophy, What Pragmatism Means
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read selections from William James's Present Dilemma in Philosophy and then respond to 10 multiple choice and short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History