Philosophy For Kids

Author: David A. White
ISBN: 1882664701
File Size: 52,51 MB
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This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

The Examined Life

Author: David A. White
ISBN: 1593630085
File Size: 34,25 MB
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In this, the follow-up to the best-selling Philosophy for Kids, Dr. David White delves deeper into the philosophical questions kids (and adults) care about deeply. Through vibrant discussions and debate, the book offers ways teachers can help students grapple with age-old questions about the nature of friendship (Aristotle), time (Augustine), knowledge (Plato), existence of God (Aquinas), perception (Berkeley), freedom and society (Rousseau), and many more. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 presents primary source readings that will encourage discussion and debate; Part 2 offers easy-to-use activities that focus on the direct application of philosophy to areas such as critical thinking, language, and the arts; and Part 3 offers a unique perspective just for teachers—a philosophical look at how teachers can become more reflective philosophers themselves. This is an excellent teachers' handbook for using advanced philosophy in the classroom.

Philosophy For Children Through The Secondary Curriculum

Author: Lizzy Lewis
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441196617
File Size: 61,52 MB
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Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an approach to learning and teaching that aims to develop reasoning and judgement. Students learn to listen to and respect their peers' opinions, think creatively and work together to develop a deeper understanding of concepts central to their own lives and the subjects they are studying. With the teacher adopting the role of facilitator, a true community develops in which rich and meaningful dialogue results in enquiry of the highest order. Each chapter is written by a leading P4C expert and provides an introduction to the relationship between P4C and the subject area, lesson stimuli and activities for extending and deepening students' thinking. The book includes: • guidance on how to embed P4C in curriculum subjects in a crowded and demanding secondary curriculum timetable • troubleshooting advice for the teacher-turned-facilitator • a companion website containing useful links, downloadable resources and material to display on your interactive whiteboard. Edited and collated by the UK's leading P4C organisation, this book introduces a rationale for using and adapting P4C in the secondary curriculum.

The Reasons

Author: Guy Jones
Editor: Paragon Publishing
ISBN: 1782226702
File Size: 20,16 MB
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The Reasons are small creatures that live in our brains and help us to think logically. Follow them on their journey to discover what makes things beautiful. The Reasons is a philosophy book for children. It encourages kids to identify and consider the questions that the story poses. What is quality? What is science? What makes things beautiful? Does once have limitations? Why do we have favourite things? Why is the natural world so beautiful? Why is the daisy Harris’s favourite flower? What type of thinking do the Reasons represent?

Little Big Minds

Author: Marietta McCarty
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 144064988X
File Size: 71,20 MB
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A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.

Think About It Philosophy For Kids

Author: Alex Woolf
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1398800783
File Size: 68,80 MB
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From a young age, children are often fascinated by huge questions about morality, human nature, and the universe. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, this fascinating book harnesses their natural curiosity, while providing them with all the tools that they need to make sense of some of life's big questions. Think About It! Philosophy for Kids includes the ideas of many iconic philosophers, including Plato, Descartes, Alan Turing, Thomas Hobbes and David Humes. Each double-page spread tackles an array of quandaries from an accessible, child-friendly point of view, including: • What makes something true? • Can a machine think? • What makes someone good or bad? • Do I have free will? These issues are considered from different points of view, featuring useful thought-experiments. A wonderfully mind-expanding read for children aged 10+.

Big Ideas For Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804466
File Size: 19,18 MB
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Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education.

Children S Book Of Philosophy

Author: DK Publishing
Editor: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465429230
File Size: 15,80 MB
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A kid-friendly introduction to some of life's biggest questions, from the nature of reality to the origins of life, includes engaging graphics, descriptions of conceptual thinking and profiles of leading philosophers.

Socrates For Kids

Author: S. Sage Essman
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1587215365
File Size: 49,68 MB
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Socrates for Kids is a short book for both children and grownups encompassing a series of entertaining, easy to understand children's stories that incorporate classical and current philosophical themes. Each story features situations highlighting one or more issues in ethics (justice, human rights, compassion, friendship, and fairness); epistemology (issues relating to how we know what we know); political philosophy (Why do we need government? What is its functions?); metaphysics (deals with the mysteries of the universe); and aesthetics (What is art? Why do we need it? How do we know when something is beautiful?). In addition, relevant notes for grownups to assist them in multi-tiered explanations and analysis follow each story. Questions geared to various age levels are included. Ideas embodied in each story are as follows: "The Dandelion Dilemma" is an allegorical tale of a little girl who is confronted squarely with an incident involving group discrimination. "The Special Painting" is the story of a group of children who are taken on their first trip to a museum where they are exposed to the joys and puzzlement associated with the aesthetic experience. "Saving Snoozy Snowflake" is a story that recognizes the prevailing thirst for the teaching of philosophical values to children. This particular story deals with the meaning of friendship. "The Case of the Disappearing Gloves" is the story of a little girl and her grandmother who discover why things can remain the same despite the vagaries of an ever-changing world. "The Schoolhouse Mouse" is the improbable story of a little mouse that wishes to go to school. It is meant to teach children about tolerance and social change. "The Mysterious Camera" recalls the story of a boy and his beloved grandfather who capture their mutual love through the vehicle of photography.

Little Sprouts And The Dao Of Parenting Ancient Chinese Philosophy And The Art Of Raising Mindful Resilient And Compassionate Kids

Author: Erin Cline
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393652327
File Size: 48,14 MB
Format: PDF
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A philosopher and mother mines classic Daoist and Confucian texts of Chinese philosophy for wisdom relevant to today’s parents. The ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius compared children to tender sprouts, shaped by soil, sunlight, water, and, importantly, the efforts of patient farmers and gardeners. At times children require our protection, other times we must take a step back and allow them to grow. Like sprouts, a child’s character, tendencies, virtues, and vices are at once observable and ever-changing. A practical parenting manual, philosophical reflection on the relationship between parent and child, and necessary response to modern stereotypes of Eastern parenting, Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting reconsiders cultural definitions of success and explores how we might support and nourish young people. Engaging deeply with foundational Daoist and Confucian thinkers, Georgetown philosopher Erin Cline offers accessible, provocative musings on key parenting issues. She reveals how ancient Chinese philosophers encourage surprisingly modern values—a love of nature and of learning, mindfulness in everyday interactions, an embrace of disabilities and diversity, and the power of performing rituals with reflection—and relates these to concrete parenting practices, whether celebrating special occasions or finding a child’s unique talents and gifts. Little Sprouts shows how—through the nurturing efforts of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and teachers—we can strengthen innate virtues of compassion, generosity, and individuality in our own tender sprouts. With an engaging and intuitive approach, Cline offers a balanced philosophy that helps us grow into better parents of joyful, fulfilled children.

Talk With Your Kids Ethics

Author: Michael Parker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0992453224
File Size: 46,93 MB
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"Would you rather your child was smart or good?” Talk With Your Kids: Ethics has over 100 conversational and interactive questions for parents to discuss with their children to help decipher their child’s stance on ethics, and hopefully sharpen the ‘right values’. Academic achievement is not the only important aspect of raising children. Michael says that parents also need to think consciously as to how we develop the next generation to be ethical thinkers and decent members of society. Talk With Your Kids asks universal questions perfectly pitched to 10 to 15 year olds. From Cyber-bullying, politics, terrorism, environment to crime and animal rights, every question that you have ever been asked is answered. Parents of varying opinions can choose a topic and lead the charge in a conversation that will engage, inspire and even divide their children. Ethics is written with the intention to raise more questions rather than answer them, drawing kids into an area of thinking that gets progressively trickier and murkier promoting deeper thinking. New York publishing house Black Dog & Leventhal published and distributed a US version of the book America wide, where the topic of ethics is at the forefront of every conversation. Featured as Augusts’ Indie Choice by US booksellers, the message of this book is set to spread around the world.

Philosophical Adventures With Fairy Tales

Author: Wendy C Turgeon
ISBN: 1475853246
File Size: 45,73 MB
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Often we think of fairy tales as written for little children as entertainment. But fairy tales are much more and invite young and old alike to reflect on serious philosophical themes. This book offers readers opportunities to engage in philosophical dialogue over a range of important concepts such as truth, goodness, beauty, fairness, and many more. The prompts for these reflections will be fairy tales. In addition to offering guidelines for building a philosophical community with children and young people, the reader will read familiar stories with fresh eyes and encounter new ideas with surprising connections to contemporary issues and concerns. Parents will enjoy sharing a tale with their child and journeying into the big questions that fascinate children. Teens will relish the chance to revisit a favorite fairy tale but as now addressing their own questions and concerns. Finally, adults who are intrigued by philosophy can explore the power of stories, fairy tales, to bring forward serious questions of justice, identity, and meaning making. The values of doing philosophy are many: developing our critical thinking ability, learning how to question and explore alternative ideas, building good arguments for our positions, listening to those who may see the world differently than we do and learning to engage them in meaningful dialogue. The value of using fairy tales is their accessibility to a wide audience, their innate appeal to our imagination, and their magical ability to make us ponder.

Ethics For The Very Young

Author: Erik Kenyon
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475848129
File Size: 77,86 MB
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Ethics for the Very Young presents a unique fusion of Philosophy, Developmental Psychology and best practices in Early Education.

Philosophical Children In Literary Situations

Author: Peter Costello
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793604533
File Size: 53,49 MB
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Philosophical Children in Literary Situations: Toward a Phenomenology of Education argues that both phenomenology and children’s literature can assist one another in understanding the lived experience of children. Through careful readings of central figures in the phenomenological tradition, including Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty, Costello introduces both the novice and the scholar to the phenomenological method of describing community, emotion, religion, gender, and loss—experiences that are central to all humans, but especially to the developing child. When turning to literary analysis, Costello uses the phenomenological theory discussed to open up the literary texts of familiar and award-winning children’s chapter books toward new layers of interpretation, reading such novels as To Kill a Mockingbird, A Wrinkle in Time, and Charlotte’s Web to participate in ongoing conversations about childhood perception within children’s literature studies and philosophy for children. Scholars of philosophy, education, literary studies, and psychology will find this book particularly useful.

Cool Philosophy

Author: Daniel Tatarsky
Editor: Portico
ISBN: 1910232734
File Size: 35,43 MB
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Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you ll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is in a way you ll never forget.

Philosophy For Children

Author: Tony W. Johnson
Editor: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated
File Size: 26,83 MB
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This document describes curriculum and resources designed to foster and expand the philosophical thinking of elementary and middle school students. The booklet begins with excerpts from and a discussion of Matthew Lipman's novel "Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery," written to help elementary and middle school students discover both formal and informal rules of thought. Lipman and his associates established the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) at Montclair State College (New Jersey) in 1974. Subsequent chapters describe the successes and problems of the IAPC programs. The Institute continues to develop curricula designed to expand reasoning skills, beginning in early childhood education with reasoning in language comprehension and followed by reasoning skills in ethics, language arts, and social studies. It also conducts workshops to prepare teachers and teacher trainers in the use of the materials. Also discussed in the booklet are the philosophical foundations of philosophy for children and the significance of dialogue in teaching philosophy to children. The booklet concludes with an annotated listing of IAPC curriculum materials and a bibliography. (RM)

Big Thinkers And Big Ideas An Introduction To Eastern And Western Philosophy For Kids

Author: Sharon Kaye
ISBN: 9781647391034
File Size: 70,48 MB
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Adam Smith And His Theory Of The Free Market Social Studies For Kids Children S Philosophy Books

Author: Baby Professor
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541920392
File Size: 32,87 MB
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What was this free market that Adam Smith was referring to? You will know the answer in this book that’s appropriate for children. You might think that such principles are too complex for kids but they’re not if you use the right learning tools. Go for books that have been written to match your child’s vocabulary, to facilitate easy understanding. Enjoy a good read!

Philosophy In Classrooms And Beyond

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 147584459X
File Size: 24,39 MB
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The contributors to this volume describe a range of programs that use picture books to teach philosophy to diverse audiences. From a pre-school program in which college students to do the teaching to a program focused on overcoming the legacy of violence and genocide in Mali in which the teachers write and illustrate their own picture books, the authors demonstrate the impact that learning philosophy has on diverse communities of young students and their teachers.