A unit of work for secondary English
Stimulus materials, articles and projects
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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 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.