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Ancient Greek Culture and Plato Quiz

For Teachers 6th
While your students are at their desks with a sheet of paper and pencil, you can project these PowerPoint quiz questions on the overhead screen. There are a total of eight slides and 15 short-answer questions about ancient Greece and...
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Philosophy - Plato

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Some of the best advice for society, relationships, and personal growth was written nearly 3,000 years ago. High schoolers learn more about Plato's four ideas for reaching eudaimonia, or "fulfillment," in an explanatory video. 
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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you are studying Plato's allegory of the cave in The Republic, be sure to check out this accumulation of text-based and discussion questions designed by students. You can use the questions in your own instruction, or ask learners to...
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An Introduction to Plato's The Republic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce The Republic with a short, animated video that focuses on Plato's idea of the need for just, philosopher kings. 
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Plato’s Best (and worst) Ideas

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The Noble Lie, the featherless bird, and the womb as a live animal are a few of Plato' less-than-noble ideas explored in a short video about one of the world's greatest philosophers.
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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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An Introduction to Plato's Symposium

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Introduce young philosophers to the ideas in a short video that introduces them to Plato's Symposium. A great introduction to a text that poses questions about humanity and the pursuit of love.
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Plato On: The Forms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A life without forms would be chaotic and unwieldy! Plato asserts the importance of using forms to guide one's life, as well as the value of working toward an ideal life, in the centerpiece of his philosophy. 
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Plato and The Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize that in the book The Republic, Plato described the ideal society. They adopt, modify, or reject Plato's views as they describe another, smaller ideal society: Utopia High School. In addition, they summarize the...
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Ancient Greek Philosophers:Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover the famous Greek Philosophers. In this Greek lesson, students find the contributions of Ancient Greece and their philosophers. This lesson includes brief bios on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
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Plato's Cave

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Plato's Allegory of a Cave is represented in this animated video. It shows different characters whose dialogue expresses their importance and symbolism.
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Lesson Plan: Introduction to Plato’s Cave

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Can we perceive reality or are we chained by preconceptions that limit our vision? Plato’s allegory “The Cave” serves to introduce nascent philosophers to Plato’s dialogues and hopefully to engender a love of ideas and discourse. A...
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Classical Greek Philosophy

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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The Allegory of The Cave

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Plato’s allegorical dialogue, “The Cave” is the subject of an eight-slide PowerPoint that prompts viewers to craft an essay in which they compare the Wachowski brothers' 1999 film The Matrix to Plato’s tale and discuss the extent to...
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Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Plato

For Teachers 9th Standards
Sorry, Charlie. Scholars take a close look at Apology by Plato. Activities analyzing the text help pupils understand, make, organize, and write about claims. Learners work in groups, complete claim tools, and evaluate thinking by filling...
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Excerpts From “Allegory of the Cave” From Plato’s Republic

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
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...
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Laches

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Plato's Laches. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Phaedo

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Phaedo by Plato. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Crito

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy instructional activity, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Crito by Plato. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity. 
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Gorgias

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy learning exercise, students respond to 10 short answer questions about Gorgias by Plato. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive learning exercise.
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Laches

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy quiz worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Plato's Laches. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Euthyphro

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy instructional activity, learners respond to 7 short answer questions about Euthyphro by Plato. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity.
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Euthyphro

For Students 9th - 12th
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, high schoolers respond to 17 multiple choice questions about Euthyphro by Plato. Students may submit their answers to be scored.

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