Educational Philosophers Teacher Resources

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Center for Civic Education: Black History Month

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Six lesson plans in the Black History Month collection introduce middle and high schoolers to nonviolent actions as a means to resist oppression and encourage reform. Lessons look at the Children’s March, music, and citizenship schools...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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Mary's Room: A Philosophical Thought Experiment

For Students 9th - 12th
Must someone consciously experience a concept before they can know everything about its physics? Viewers are left to ponder this Knowledge Argument after viewing a short philosophical thought experiment that pits conscious experience...
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Who Am I? A Philosophical Inquiry

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The narrator of this short, animated video uses Plutarch's "Ship of Theseus" to launch an exploration of the philosophical question, "Who Am I?"
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The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Louis Heilbroner

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
CliffsNotes provides a list of study questions to help your high schoolers grapple with The Worldly Philosophers. Some of them are simple and straight forward, while others offer an opportunity to dig in deeper! Consider printing this...
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Why Do We Love? A Philosophical Inquiry

For Students 11th - 12th
Does love make us whole again? Is love all we need? Is love folly? Does love let us reach beyond ourselves? Is love a misleading affliction, an emotional roller coaster ride, the best thing in life? Check out what these philosophers have...
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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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Education is the Meaning of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the teachings of Confucius. In this Korean culture lesson, students watch segments of the A and E video "Confucius: Words of Wisdom." High schoolers read handouts regarding the Asian education system and discuss...
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Comparing Confucius’s Analects to Character Education in the U.S.

For Teachers 7th - 8th
The Analects of Confucius have provided moral guidelines for generations of Chinese as well as others around the world. Introduce class members to some of the philosopher's ideas with a lesson that asks them to select five of his...
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Some Thoughts Concerning Education

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about Some Thoughts Concerning Education by Locke. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Some Thoughts Concerning Education

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy instructional activity, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Some Thoughts Concerning Education by John Locke. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Philosophy - Montaigne

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
You can reach achievement with an ordinary, moral life without the proper education of past philosophy! So says Michel de Montaigne in a short analysis video that succinctly explains his views on academia, the virtue of a good life, and...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
The motto for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry warns that one should never tickle a sleeping dragon, but learners will definitely be tickled by the activities in a packet of materials designed to accompany a reading of the...
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What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Logic, paradox, infinity and finite...it 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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Who Was Confucius?

For Students 7th - 12th
2500 years ago Confucius said, "Do not inflict upon others that which you yourself would not want." Bryan W. Van's video introduces viewers to this wise Chinese philosopher.
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Philosophical Chairs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce classes to a discussion technique that encourages a respectful conversation of topics on which reasonable people disagree. Participants develop their critical thinking skills by actively listening to the views of others,...
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The Philosophy of Stoicism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An insightful video traces the influence of Stoicism throughout history, from the philosophers of ancient Greece to the prison cell of Nelson Mandela, and how its four tenets guide everyday heroes and importance historical figures.
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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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Confucius: The Most Famous Teacher in China

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Introduce young philosophers to the wisdom of China's most famous thinkers with a short bio. The reading comprehension passage includes an answer key.
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Philosophy - Soren Kierkegaard

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you've ever felt angest, also known as angst, you can thank Soren Kierkegaard for coining a world to define an anxiety-ridden situation in his book The Concept of Anxiety. An educational video teaches high schoolers about...
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School Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
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Philosophy in Ancient Athens

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here you'll find all the images and primary information points you'll need to construct your own PowerPoint presentation on the three most famous philosophers of Ancient Greece: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
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The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
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Zen KōAns: Unsolvable Enigmas Designed to Break Your Brain

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do people attempt to explain the unexplainable? Scholars explore the topic by learning about ancient philosophical thought experiements known as kōans. After watching a brief yet informative video, pupils answer questions and engage...