Lesson Plan: Introduction to Plato’s Cave

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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 round-robin format is used to read the story, and then individuals sketch their vision of the cave. Lesson two in the series focuses on the significance of the cave analogy.

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  • Although designed to work with a specific textbook copy of Plato's story, the approach can be used with any edition of the tale

  • The referenced 1.2 worksheet is not included in the resource