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New Review 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, extension resources, and discussion questions.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads 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 evolve.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 19 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 is based on with this short instructional video.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Discourse on Method
In this online interactive philosophy learning exercise, 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 learning exercise.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Meditations on First Philosophy
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
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 contributed to a new mode of universal understanding.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 29 Downloads
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in this slideshow will keep viewers' attention throughout your lecture on world history.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Scientific Revolution in England and Europe
Students read and discuss Scientific Revolution information sheet and the diagram concerning the causes of the Scientific Revolution. They construct a timeline including Aristotle, Democritus, Copernicus, Bacon and Descartes along with a brief sentence about the ideas of each man.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 134 Downloads
Analyze the geographical, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe. Middle schoolers work with both social studies and technological skills by writing, editing, and publishing a magazine dealing with issues related to the Middle Ages in western Europe.
8th Language Arts 19 Views 79 Downloads
Humor, Philosophy, and Religion
Philosophy and religion are the topics of this presentation, though humor is what ties them together. Providing many examples of humor in different religions (Evangelism, Buddhism, Mormonism) and from different philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Kierkegaard), the slides detail how laughter connects humanity and is present in all parts of life.
Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
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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 to say about a concept, and create a list of your favorite ideas.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads
Descartes, Discourse on Method, Parts IV-VI
For 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 3 Views 2 Downloads
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 worksheet.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads