A game to mix up a group and introduce philosophical questions.
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Monsters are a standard feature of literature from myth to children's fiction. This stimulus story raises the question of why monsters are important.
Link to an accessible but thought-provoking article on questions around 'bad morality', conscience and empathy. It's not suitable for classroom use, but it's a good example of philosophical skills at work.
A open-ended dialogue about sharing and fairness. A group of teenagers are planning a hiking trip. How should they share the load?
An activity to explore the question: 'What do you need to be happy?' There are some picture cards for young children to use but you could do the activity with any age group.
A man searches for and finds a way to live forever but is chased by death. Story and ideas for a discussion about morality and fate with KS2 children.
A girl's father uses an invention to find a replacement for an old friend - with exactly the same personality. Story and suggestions for exploring the nature of friendship.
A teenager dreams he is discussing his future with versions of himself from the past and the future. Story and ideas for a discussion of personal decision-making.
An old tale about luck and consequences. It could lead into discussions about the pros and cons of basing one's decision-making solely on consideration of consequences, or on probability. The story is given on the webpage and as a PDF attachment.