A first P4C session with early years children. The attached document gives an outline of…
Stimulus materials, articles and projects
Our library is the place to find stimulus materials, recommended resources, original stories, lesson plans, inspiring articles and a host of other items to help you bring about great philosophical inquiries.
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A list of 30 picture books to stimulate p4c with summaries, lists of concepts and possible questions. Selected with children aged 7-11 in mind.
How seriously should you take the criticisms of others? A man and his son have to decide on the best way to treat their donkey. See our key document for ideas on how to use this collection of proverbs.
A readers' theatre script exploring the idea of a 'fair society' and using John Rawls 'Veil of Ignorance' as a central idea.
A sequence of questions and activities about the connections between memory and identity, with some references to the Harry Potter stories.
A list of 16 picture books to stimulate p4c with summaries, lists of concepts and possible questions. Selected with children aged 3–6 in mind.
A sequence of questions and activities about the concept of fate. There are also activities to stimulate debate and reflection.
A script in six parts, raising issues about causation, fame, knowledge, ethics, discovery, science and animal rights. The materials include a 'mystery' and could provide half a term of work.
Four original illustrated stories, available to subscribers in PowerPoint format - ideal for a class reading.
Two scripts based on the well-known Bible story. One has been changed to provide contrasting views ideas about 'fairness' and what is right.
An article about using children's own discussions as stimuli and about a distinction between spontaneous and deliberate philosophising.
Combine storytelling, philosophizing and role-play. With charming original illustrations to print off and display.