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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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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 - Albert Camus

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If life is meaningless, why should we endure? This question is at the heart of The School of Life "Philosophy" episode on Albert Camus. Viewers are introduced to the life, major works, and central ideas of the famous French philosopher.
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Philosophy & Religion in China

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Chi, Yin-Yang, Tao. T'ai-Chi-Ch'uan. Key concepts and figures in Chinese philosophy and religion are introduced in a 17-slide, illustrated presentation.
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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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Philosophy - Blaise Pascal

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Blaise Pascal's pessimism makes way for his readers' optimism, with his famous contemplative work, Pensées. High schoolers watch a short video that summarizes the historical philosopher's worldview and most popular aphorisms.
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Three Chinese Philosophies: Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate Chinese philosophies. In this world history instructional activity, 7th graders explore the practice of Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism and their effects on ancient Chinese culture.
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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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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 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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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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An Introduction to Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can a society abide by moral philosophy if they don't know the moral code that they should follow? Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue is the subject of a short analysis video that examines his theory of the transition of moral...
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Presocratics

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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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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Problems of Philosophy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Meditations on First Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, high schoolers respond to 30 multiple choice questions about Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Principles of Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
For this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Principles of Philosophy by Rene Descartes.
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Problems of Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell.
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Astronomy - Ancient Philosophies

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Combine science and social studies with this collection of notes on ancient astronomy. Ideas propagated by early scientists influenced the way people viewed life and our place in the universe. Examine the philosophies of Aristotle,...
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Eyes on the Prize Lesson 1: The Philosophy of Nonviolence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of nonviolent demonstration. In this Civil Rights Movement activity, students investigate examples of injustice and discuss the philosophy of nonviolence fueled by leaders of the movement. Learners apply...
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Advice to Youth on Things Now GONE

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are your pupils' life philosophies? Help them explore their beliefs in this lesson, which uses the Switchfoot song "Gone" and Robert Herrick's poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." The lesson includes a graphic organizer and...
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Philosophy - René Descartes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you say it in Latin (cogito ergo sum), French (je pense donc je suis), or in English (I think therefore I am), you are expressing the rationalism of French philosopher René Descartes. Learn more about Descartes's worldview and...
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Philosophy - Jacques Derrida

For Students 12th - Higher Ed Standards
Deconstruction, aporia, and logocentrism. Three terms used by Jacques Derrida to describe his key ideas, marked a pivotal change in philosophic thinking. Introduce viewers to Derrida with a short video that deconstructs his rejection of...
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Chinese Philosophies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare Confucianism and Daoism. In this Chinese culture lesson, students listen to a lecture comparing the religious philosophies and take a quiz at the end of the lesson.

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