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Reading Closely for Textual Details: “Life Steps Almost Straight”

For Teachers 12th Standards
Help your class examine humanity's unpredictable nature through "Life Steps Almost Straight." Learners read various works from philosophers such as Viktor Frankl, The Buddha, and Nietzsche to gather textual evidence and explain their...
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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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Greeks and Persians

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
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Argument in an Athenian Jail: Socrates and the Law

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students read and discuss Socrates's "Crito" and examine the arguments he made supporting his own death penalty. They consider the still-relevant debate between the rights of the individual and the rule of law.
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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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Global History and Geography Examination: January 2010

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Agriculture was more revolutionary than some might think. Using a primary source set—including photos of artifacts from Mesopotamia and an amusing comic—learners consider the impacts of the neolithic, agricultural, and green revolutions....
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Confucianism in a Changing Society

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Last Train Home, a 2009 documentary about China's migrant factory workers, provides viewers with an opportunity to explore how China's emergence as a global manufacturing force is challenging Chinese traditional values like filial...
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Women and Confucianism

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians consider the far-reaching effects of traditional teachings on the debates about the current attitudes toward women in society. The discussion begins with a list of New-Confucian sayings and expands to a global perspective.
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What “Machiavellian” Really Means

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince a directive to autocrats to rule by any means necessary, or a warning about the ways free citizens can be dominated by rulers? A short video suggests that Machiavelli's famous work might have been...
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What Ben Read

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just what did Ben Franklin read? By juxtaposing Ben Franklin’s reading material as a young man with an analysis of his developed ideas, learners gain the opportunity to see how the influences of his youthful reading played out. Roman,...
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Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Philosophers ask some of life's biggest questions about the nature of mankind, existence, and time, so what's it like to study the subject? A handout outlines different types of philosophy assignments common in college-level courses. The...
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The Scientific Methods: Crash Course History of Science #14

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know what we know? Examine the asker of this, and many other questions, during the 14th installment in a 15-part History of Science video series. The narrator explains the important contributions made by Galileo, Bacon, and...
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Alchemy: Crash Course History of Science #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If the word alchemy makes you think of wizards gathered around bubbling cauldrons, you're not completely wrong! Introduce scholars to the history of chemistry during part 10 of a 15-part History of Science series. The video takes viewers...
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Medieval China: Crash Course History of Science #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medieval Chinese scientists were the masters of invention! Explore the wonders of the Far East through the eighth installment in a 15-part History of Science series. The resource covers contributions to science and technology by dynasty,...
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The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science...
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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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India: Crash Course History of Science #4

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder where the ideas of land management and forestry came from? Welcome to ancient India! Travel back in time using a video, the fourth in the History of Science series. The narrator describes the relationship between science and...
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An Introduction to Aristotle's Metaphysics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Metaphysics explores concepts of reality and being. A video summary provides an introduction to Aristotle's Metaphysics. Clear narration and creative animation help viewers understand the deep concepts presented in the text.
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An Introduction to René Descartes' Meditations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is life really just a dream? A video summary of Meditations by Rene Descartes discusses the concept of fantasy vs reality. The video, which is part of a larger playlist, outlines key points of the text and addresses counterarguments...
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An Introduction to James Ferguson’s The Anti-Politics Machine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Economic development and politics are intricately connected. As part of a larger series about the world's greatest ideas, an engaging video takes this into consideration when exploring James Ferguson's The Anti-Politics Machine. The...
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An Introduction to Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When you look at the word around you, it can be difficult to believe in the benefits of living a virtuous life. A video summary of Immanuel Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason addresses those benefits as part of a larger...
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An Introduction to Elizabeth Anscombe’s Modern Moral Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does moral obligation only make sense in the presence of divine authority? A video summary of "Modern Moral Philosophy" by Elizabeth Anscombe, part of a larger playlist about the world's greatest ideas, provides an overview of a newer...
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An Introduction to Ernst Gellner’s Nations and Nationalism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does a nation define a culture or members of a single political unit? A video summary of Ernst Gellner's Nations and Nationalism, part of a larger playlist about the world's greatest ideas, shares Gellner's definitions of nations and...
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An Introduction to Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are people inherently selfish? A video summary of Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene discusses how biology plays a role in selfishness. Part of a larger playlist the summary incorporates graphics and relevant examples to help make the...