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What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Logic, paradox, infinity and all used to be Greek to me! And these concepts in modern day philosophy and advanced mathematics truly are Greek in origin, with particular regard to ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea. Learn...
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Argument in an Athenian Jail: Socrates and the Law

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars 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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Philosophy in the Age of Reason

For Students 9th - 11th
The Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, and the thinkers that shaped the western world; these are the topics touched upon in a definition-based worksheet. Young academics define six ideas that stemmed from the Age of Reason, list the ideas...
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For Students 11th - 12th
Online interactive quizzes are great for promoting self-driven learning. This one contains 23 multiple choice questions about presocratic philosophers.  Scholars may submit their answers to be scored. Note: This philosophy quiz may be...
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Writings of Confucius

For Students 9th - 12th
Ancient philosophy can relate to modern thought! Quotations from Confucius. Help your historians connect with ancient Chinese words of wisdom, as they respond to 2 display questions and 1 referential question. They consider how they...
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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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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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For Teachers 9th - 12th
"�I only know that I know nothing.�" Although he could neither read nor write, this short video introduces scholars to Socrates, still regarded as one of the greatest moral philosophers.
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Confucius: A Harmonious Society

For Teachers 6th - 8th
While this presentation is a little light in content, it does provide a basic outline of Confucian philosophy. Each slide presents basic information regarding the influence of Confucian thinking reinforced by a quote from Confucius...
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The Beauty of Beethoven

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Listeners interpret Beethoven's Fifth Symphony using excerpts from Plato about beauty and its purpose. High text complexity in Plato is appropriate for strong readers, older students, musicians, or philosophy classes. Lesson has easy...
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The Popular Bully

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate bullying and nonviolent ways to deal with bullies.  In this conflict management lesson, 5th graders discover the definition for the word ahimsa and examine ways to incorporate that philosophy into their social...
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Compare and Contrast: Hinduism and Buddhism

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This presentation offers three tasks to assist students in better understanding the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Buddhism. They answer a multiple choice question, write a paragraph explaining Buddhist rejection of...
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Humor, Philosophy, and Religion

For Teachers Higher Ed
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,...
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Reflect on this Mote of Dust

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore space science by analyzing a speech by Carl Sagan. In this cosmos lesson, students view an online video of a speck of a "pale blue dot" in the distance of space which turns out to be Earth. Students write an essay...
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Confucianism: Have Respect

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners explore human psychology by researching the teachings of Confucius. In this philosophical ideals lesson, students read quotes and stories based around the life of the famous Chinese leader. Learners answer discussion questions...
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Confucianism: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore philosophy by answering study questions with classmates. In this Confucianism lesson, students identify some key quotations from Confucianism and define Taoism. Middle schoolers discuss these philosophical...
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Galileo Galilei Questions for Study

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Galileo's contributions to science. 
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Dalai Lama: Day 2 of 5

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore philosophy by researching the Dalai Lama. In this Tibetan history lesson, 6th graders discuss the influence of Buddhism on the Dalai Lama and the unique view on life a Buddhist must have. Students read a Tibetan...
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Dalai Lama Peace and Conflict Resolution

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore philosophy by researching the Dalai Lama. In this peaceful living instructional activity, students discuss the Dalai Lama and his unique views of the world before reading the story Can You Say Peace? Learners answer...
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The Enlightenment (1650–1800)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about the Enlightenment. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 51 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Aristotle. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Reflections of Ancient Greece

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars study ancient Greek civilization. For this World history lesson, students locate Greece on a world map and review what the ancient Greeks did when they developed new ideas for government, science, philosophy, religion, and...
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A Different Drummer

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate philosophy and meditation techniques by discussing Emerson and Thoreau.  In this philosophical traditions instructional activity, 8th graders identify the men Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, their...
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Continuing Gandhi's Legacy of Cross-Cultural Understanding: Central Asia and the Middle East

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the lifestyle of Gandhi by creating a Venn Diagram.  In this biographical instructional activity, students compare the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi while discussing their teaching methods....