WOULD YOU RATHER - beginning of the year and have them go to the side of the room that shares their answer

Exploring "Would You Rather..." Questions

WOULD YOU RATHER - beginning of the year and have them go to the side of the room that shares their answer. I've thought about doing an ice breaker once a week during morning meeting.

Philosophy for Children's Stories- pretty cool site! It also has a list of questions to ask after you read a book.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Notice how the illustrations envelop the page- even the PRINT gets pushed off the page during the Wild Rumpus! And, as Max leaves the Wild Things, on his boat, the illustrations shrink back- back to reality.

"Teaching Children Philosophy". This page has tons of info and links on teaching Philosophy to elementary school children. It is awesome. Each "Book Module" gives a summary, guidelines, and questions for a specific children's book. Really, really awesome resource. LOVE this!

Philosophy for Kids Website has activites for using kid-lit to explore philosophical questions with elementary students (from the author of Big Ideas for Little Kids).

Philosophy for children (P4C) notice board with big ideas and example juicy questions and space to add more Qs on post-it notes.

Philosophy for children notice board with big ideas and example juicy questions and space to add more Qs on post-it notes.

13 Videos that can be used for P4C classroom activities. (Thanks Jeff Buckley for the heads up)

13 Videos that can be used for classroom activities. (Thanks Jeff Buckley for the heads up)

Whether it is truth or beauty, friendship or fairness, what’s right or what’s real, philosophy deals with so many things that children love to discuss. Set these ideas and concerns in stories and novels written for children. Add to this the procedures of classroom inquiry based upon the philosophical tools of reasoning and imaginative exploration. Top it off with a teacher whose role is to develop and challenge the students thinking. This is the starting point for philosophy for children.

Whether it is truth or beauty, friendship or fairness, what’s right or what’s real, philosophy deals with so many things that children love to discuss. Set these ideas and concerns in stories and novels written for children. Add to this the procedures of classroom inquiry based upon the philosophical tools of reasoning and imaginative exploration. Top it off with a teacher whose role is to develop and challenge the students thinking. This is the starting point for philosophy for children.

P4C: The concept-stretcher section is full of ideas and activities to help make your p4c sessions richer in concepts and deeper in meaning.

The concept-stretcher section is full of ideas and activities to help make your sessions richer in concepts and deeper in meaning.


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