Lesson ideas for a popular book with English Literature classes for pupils aged 11-14.
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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Questions for children to talk about coming first - or winning and losing.
An activity to develop conceptual exploration through short poems. Short audio file of children reading poems included.
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.
An exercise and discussion plan on these two essential and connected concepts.
An exercise to explore the concept of fairness.