Two great sessions plans to explore the concept of beauty in music and the visual arts.
Scripts and Dialogues
DIALOGUES ARE part of the tradition of philosophical writing and, within the frame of a dialogue, writers can also include stories, poems, myths and all kinds of other genres. Dialogues can be elaborate or very simple but the best dialogues are exploratory rather than didactic — its best not to give one character all the strongest arguments.
Scripts, either specially written or created from stories, can make powerful stimuli that involve pupils making meaning through reading aloud.
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A readers' theatre script exploring the idea of a 'fair society' and using John Rawls 'Veil of Ignorance' as a central idea.
Children talk about anger. With extensive support materials.
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.
An adaptation of Aristotle's 'Doctrine of the Mean' for use at KS2 upwards.
Four original illustrated stories, available to subscribers in PowerPoint format - ideal for a class reading.