We are excited to renew our initiatives this year, including philosophy clubs and classes at Philadelphia schools. We are also teaching a new TIP seminar for elementary school teachers, focused on adding philosophical/critical thinking content to lesson plans for 3-5th grades. Also new this fall is an ABCS (Acedemically Based Community Service) class for Penn undergrads that involves students in our high school ethics bowl initiative. We are helping prepare several Philadelphia School District high school teams for participation in this rewarding extracurricular activity.
On May 11th, students and staff members from Girl’s High School and Mastery-Shoemaker Secondary School participated in a high school ethics bowl workshop, which took place at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) building on Penn’s campus. The workshop, organized by Dustin Webster, was designed to faciliate the students’ participation in ethics bowl competitions by reviewing and discussing cases and structure of bowl matches. A number of Penn’s P4Y people have been working with the students in recent weeks and also joined in help with this event. We also are grateful for the participation of Professor Sigal Ben-Porath. It was a dynamic and enjoyable session, and we look forward to continuing our work with these great students!
Welcome to our website! Our goal is to bring philosophy to K-12 students in the Philadelphia region. Please read more about us here, and see a list of our current initiatives here. We are expanding our activities and will keep adding more to this site, including resources for anyone to use. Please let us know if you have feedback or questions!