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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is reality, knowledge, and the meaning of life? Discover Plato's response to these bold questions in his "Allegory of the Cave" and explore this famous historical thinker's vision of an ideal society as he saw it within the context...
Plato On: The Allegory of the Cave
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What would you say if someone told you that your dreams and goals are merely phantoms in your own mind? A video analysis of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" from The Republic takes high schoolers through the famous metaphor, which likens...
Ancient Greek Philosophers:Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
11th - 12th
Students discover the famous Greek Philosophers. In this Greek instructional activity, students find the contributions of Ancient Greece and their philosophers. This instructional activity includes brief bios on Socrates, Plato, and...
Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Biology, cosmology, philosophy ... Plato and Aristotle had theories about them all! How did these ancient scholars shape the science of today? The third video in the History of Science series compares and contrasts the ideas of the famed...
Excerpts From “Allegory of the Cave” From Plato’s Republic
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Annotations on a copy of excerpts from Plato’s allegorical dialogue, “The Cave” are used to focus attention on specific passages in the dialogue. Readers are ask to draw the cave as it is described, to recount what happens to the...