Rene Descartes Teacher Resources
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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
Is There a Center of the Universe?
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Scientific Revolution
There were a few ideas and great thinkers that spawned the Scientific Revolution. Discover the contributions of modern scientific thinkers such as Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, and Newton. Slides describe how each...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Descartes, Discourse on Method, Parts IV-VI
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students read Discourse on Method Parts IV-VI by Descartes and then respond to 10 multiple choice and short answer questions. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable