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Philosophy of Life Collage
Students create a collage that displays their philosophy of life. For 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 collage about life philosophies.
Using children's books is an excellent way to introduce your students to the world of philosophy.
Philosophy of History
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 23 multiple choice questions about Hegel's Philosophy of History. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Problems of Philosophy
In this online interactive philosophy activity, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Problems of Philosophy
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.
Robert Boyle and the Mechanical Philosophy
Students read and discuss Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy and his rejection of Aristotle's theory of "Forms and Qualities." They answer a given set of questions and discuss these with the class.
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.
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 their information and to identify their categorical headings.
Paired Writing: Hoover and FDR
Here’s an activity that asks class members to synthesize and apply what they have learned of the stock market crash and of the political philosophies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the first part of the exercise, each class member is given a problem and writes a letter addressing either FDR or Hoover. For part two of the activity, the letters are redistributed,and individuals assume the role of the president being addressed and respond as the president would. A list of problem statements and complete directions for the activity are included in the packet.
Beyond Good and Evil
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 17 multiple choice questions about Hobbes's Leviathan. Students submit their answers to be scored.
Discourse on Method
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Rene Descartes's Discourse on Method. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Plato's Charmides. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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The People and Philosophy Behind Our National Parks: A Biographical Curriculum Unit
Students discover the interaction of American Literature, politics and the environmental movement. They explore the changing concept and philosophy of wilderness, and explain the development of The National Park System. They read sections of Thoreau, Muir, Abbey and Emerson with a set of questions for the students to develop their own essays.
Introduction to Architectural Philosophies
Learners familiarize themselves with some of the competing philosophies underlying architecture. They explore structures as a form of artistic expression as well as a practical undertaking.
Students compare Confucianism and Daoism. In this Chinese culture lesson, students listen to a lecture comparing the religious philosophies and take a quiz at the end of the lesson.
Students, after brainstorming everything they already know about jobs, identify positive work attitudes and how to apply them to many different jobs. They watch a FISH Philosophy video, work on an attitude handout and complete a set of fish activity cards.
Ancient Chinese Philosophies of Government
Sixth graders use the four philosophies of Ancient China to investigate persceptive and resolution of a problem.