An illustration from an old journal of phrenology can be used to explore concepts of mind, body, science and pseudo-science. Steve Bramall explains how.
Stimulus materials, articles and projects
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Steve Williams introduces some general strategies to guide writing for thinking and thinking for writing .
A story with comprehensive background notes and activities to explore the concepts of rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities.
Two activities to explore children's attitudes to questions and to ask them to consider degrees of truth in answers to a question.
An e-book with 14 activities to enliven your P4C sessions. There are short thinking games, ideas for role plays and routines you can adapt for mini-enquiries and follow-ups.
Some lesson ideas to use with a popular picture book by Anthony Browne. The activities have been tried with pupils in year 3–6 but could be adapted for younger or older pupils.