This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people. It introduces the reader to a wide range of activities for exploring philosophical questions and problems with children from preschool age through high-school. There are lessons for a full-range of topics in philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics, and each is intended to help foster a supportive and caring classroom community of inquiry. All of the activities have been used on numerous occasions and include reflections on what teachers who employ the lesson might expect when doing so. Using this book, teachers, parents, and others can successfully being fostering philosophical inquiry with young people of all ages.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 12 mm
Plato Was Wrong is full of stimulating activities that can help philosophy come alive for students from elementary school to college. With clear and easy-to-follow descriptions of how to implement each activity, the book is a valuable resource for active ways to engage young people in thinking about the large questions of philosophy. -- Jana Mohr Lone, director of the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children
Kudos to David Shapiro for this collection of wonderful philosophical exercises to engage in with students! Everyone who wants to encourage young people's interest in philosophy should run out and grab a copy of this book. They'll discover that Plato definitely was wrong and that philosophy can be fun at any age. -- Thomas E. Wartenberg