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H.D. Thoreau's Philosophy of Government

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read an essay by H.D. Thoreau as analysis of his philosophy on government. In this Thoreau analysis lesson, students work in groups to paraphrase two of Thoreau's criteria for his beliefs about government. Students write a...
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Chinese History and Philosophy: The Xia Dynasty

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore philosophy by answering study questions in class. For this Chinese history lesson, students identify the era in which the Xia Dynasty ruled the country and what caused them to lose power. Students complete a list of...
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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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Writing Exercise: The Age of Reaction

For Students 9th - 11th
Explore the French Revolution of 1830, The Age of Reaction. The class answers five short essay questions where they define political philosophies, summarize the Revolution of 1830, and discuss the effects of the Metternich system and...
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Humor and Psychology

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Get a chuckle from this presentation, which studies the types of humor in psychology and philosophy. The information provided would fuel a good conversation in your lecture, and the multitude of examples will get your class laughing. The...
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Malcolm X: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Any study of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement would be incomplete without an examination of the life of Malcolm X. Class members view a short biographical video and analyze primary source documents to gain an understanding of the...
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Chinese History and Philosophy: The Cultural Revolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore world history by answering philosophical study questions. In this Chinese history instructional activity students read assigned text which discusses the cultural revolution China experienced only 40 years ago. Students...
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The Impact of Philosophies on Culture

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore geography through the connections to specific philosophical beliefs. In this global studies lesson plan, 6th graders describe how cultural traditions, human actions and institutions affect people's behavior and...
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Ethical Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When faced with a dilemma, how do journalists decide how much news to use? Social media scholars explore the philosophies of ethical resolution in the first of a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series. Partnered pupils use a Potter Box to...
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Man's Search For Meaning: Writing Assessment (Final Multi-Genre Project)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Conclude a study of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning with a research project that asks readers to investigate what various religions and philosophies believe is the meaning of life. The resource packet includes a list of...
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An Introduction to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover Aristotle's view of happiness, or eudaimonia, with a short video that analyzes the Greek philosopher's Nicomachean Ethics. An applicable example of finding the golden mean when pursuing happiness connects ancient Greek...
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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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An Introduction to G. W. F. Hegel’s The Phenomenology of Spirit

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's The Phenomenology of Spirit was an influential contribution to 19th century philosophy. High schoolers explore what happens when two conscious beings, both sure of their own freedom without restriction,...
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An Introduction to Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge high schoolers with Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, one of the most prominent — and complex— works of philosophy ever written. High schoolers view a short video that describes the difference between phenomena...
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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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Leviathan

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 17 multiple choice questions about Hobbes's Leviathan. Students submit their answers to be scored.
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Discourse on Method

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, learners respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Rene Descartes's Discourse on Method. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Beyond Good and Evil

For Students 9th - 12th
For this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Charmides

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Plato's Charmides. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Kant's Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals. Students submit their answers to be scored.
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I and Thou

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Buber's I and Thou. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Tractatus Logico-philosophicus

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy quiz learning exercise, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-philosophicus. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Ancient Philosophy: Greeks or Romans?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While often not recognized, the ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers still echo today. Using a series of videos and graphic organizers, individuals explore how ancient Greeks and Romans have influenced current Western political...

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