A philosophy initiative for secondary schools and an argument for a wiser approach to PLTS, SEAL, PSHE, Citizenship and Cross-curriculum dimensions.
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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An activity leading to dialogue about qualities of leadership after reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak (with activity cards).
Ideas for a community of enquiry on the concepts of healthy and unhealthy food, and also on the influence of advertising. (PDF attached)
A story about a the temptations of keeping a treat to oneself. It could lead to discussions about sharing, fairness and relationships between children and adults. A PDF file is attached.
An old tale about luck and consequences. It could lead into discussions about the pros and cons of basing one's decision-making solely on consideration of consequences, or on probability. The story is given on the webpage and as a PDF attachment.
A story about ghostly time-travelling relatives judging the ethical standards of different times. This could lead to a discussion about right and wrong, whether ethical standards change and how we should judge people in the past. A PDF file is attached.
One of the most popular editions of Newswise, which challenges stereotypes about big companies (exemplified by Cadbury), and raises issues around child labour.