Exploring contemporary uses of ‘real’.
Concept activities using examples
A TRIED-AND-TESTED approach to exploring concepts is to generate possible examples of a given concept and write them down for your group to ponder. You would include items you think are good examples of the concept, along with items that might be contrary examples and borderline cases. In this section we present words, statements and situations you could present to your pupils. The key document will explain how to use the examples.
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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 little activity to explore the concept of unfairness through having children write and discuss their own verses of poetry. Contains audio files.
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.