A resource to prompt the discussion of happiness.
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This is a provocation to prompt children to make an arguments revealing the criteria they believe should distinguish pets from treasured objects or other animals. The same strategy could be used for other concepts.
This is a thought-provoking resource that will prompt questions about bravery, fear, cowardice, duty, conscience, condemnation and conformity.
With this resource, you and your pupils can raise questions about cheating, fairness and the keeping of secrets. What would they do to gain an advantage in a competition?
Friends Forever is invitation to enquire into the concept of friendship. It starts with a thought experiment but extends beyond that into more general areas.
A discussion that starts with considering what makes 'a mess' can lead to wider questions about litter, the environment, care and responsibility.
What is personal identity? What does it mean to be human? Could a replication of you really be you? Would it remain a duplicate you as time went by?
If scientists could eliminate some problematic human behaviour, should their solution be adopted? A resource to explore human nature and human 'enhancement'.
How do you make decisions? Would you be prepared to have decisions made for you by an app? This resouce prompts discussion about judgement and the factors that influence it.
A first P4C session with early years children. The attached document gives an outline of…
Lesson ideas for this humorous book about a mole who finds poo on his head and goes looking for someone to blame.
A lesson outline and ways of developing thinking about a (fake) picture of a cat seeing a 'reflection' of a lion in a mirror.
An original story about being good, doing good and being good at something. Lesson ideas are included.
A lesson plan for the SIP 3rd session, with 3 exercises: community building (turn-taking), enquiry building (keywording), and concept-stretching (belonging).
This unit builds on session 2, and consists of 3 exercises: community building (turn-taking), enquiry-building (keywording), and concept building (belonging).
Ideas for a community of enquiry on the concepts of healthy and unhealthy food, and also on the influence of advertising. (PDF attached)
An activity leading to dialogue about qualities of leadership after reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak (with activity cards).
Creating and analysing questionnares can be a useful stimulus for philosophical questioning. Samples and advice are provided.
A recorded dialogue to show how young children use, through play, their knowledge and understanding of fairy tale characters and how their conversation can help to develop their thinking.