Naturalism (philosophy) Teacher Resources

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Nature + Philosophy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists often define their underlying assumptions, but not always from a philosophical approach. Viewers learn about the philosophy of science from three experts in various fields. They discuss how the perception of science changes as...
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Philosophy - David Hume

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Most people believe that they are more rational than emotional, but David Hume would argue that those people are wrong. An analysis video about Hume, his philosophy, and his written works guides learners through the main points of the...
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Philosophy - Schopenhauer

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are love and the will to life at odds? Arthur Schopenhauer's take on human nature and the importance of love—as well as the unimportance of happiness—is the focus of a philosophy video that compares Schopenhauer's worldview to Buddhism.
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Philosophy - Heidegger

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Beyond Martin Heidegger's famously dense writing, there lies a deep and enriching philosophy that prompts one to examine human existence and the path to authenticity. An engaging video previews several of the tenets of the Heideggerian...
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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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Philosophy - Hegel

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The progress of history can be slow, but according to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, moving from era to era is necessary to refine civilization. Explore the philosophy of Hegel with an overview of his main beliefs, including the value of...
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

For Students 10th - 12th
Spark Notes proves a useful tool in this online interactive quiz, designed for scholars reading David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. After responding to 21 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions, scholars get...
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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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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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Science and Natural Philosophy Before the Seventeenth Century

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students complete a worksheet about some of the natural philosophers in history. They use graph paper and create a timeline with the dates of birth and names of a list of natural philosophers. They list four questions concerning life and...
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Darwinism: The Origin of the Species by Natural Selection.

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The Darwin PowerPoint covers many of the Scientists that worked on similar concepts to Darwin and that were involved with famous  theories.  students are informed about the basic thinking behind natural selection and examples of...
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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 Philosophy of Cynicism

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Diogenes of Sinope was a cynic, the first of that line of philosophy, advocating for rejecting materialism, vanity, and conformity. While the meaning of the label cynic has changed over the centuries, the core ideas of rejecting custom...
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Philosophy of History

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer and essay questions about Philosophy of History by Hegel. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy learning exercise, high schoolers respond to 9 short answer questions about Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive learning exercise.
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Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines...
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Robert Boyle and the Mechanical Philosophy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read and discuss Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy and his rejection of Aristotle's theory of "Forms and Qualities." They answer a given set of questions and discuss these with the class.
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Human Nature- Good or Evil?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the philosophical nature of good vs. evil. In this literacy/philosophy lesson plan, students read and discuss media articles that illustrate human nature as inherently "good" or "evil." Young scholars practice...
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An Introduction to John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation...
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Political Theory - John Locke

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your high schoolers may be tabula rasa about political theory until they learn about John Locke. Use a thought-provoking video to teach them about his philosophies on the natural rights of all humans, religious tolerance, and of course,...
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Philosophy - Thomas Aquinas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The patron saint of teachers, Thomas Aquinas, believed in the importance of knowledge and expanding one's mind. A brief analysis of St. Thomas and his accomplishments, views, and contributions to Western civilization lends well to any...
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A Plant's-Eye View

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to look at the world from other species' points of view? Author Michael Pollan claims it is a way to reanimate the earth, realize Darwinian insights, and to take the food we need from the earth while healing it in the...
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Why Government?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people create governments? Where did we get our ideas about government? This is a fantastic introductory lesson for your American government class that begins by reviewing the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in...
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Isaac Newton, Part 1/2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wonderfully irreverent, The Great Scientists series takes on the life of Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of modern physics. Part one of two looks at his early interest in light and the color spectrum. A must see!

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