Sites promoting/supporting philosophy for young people
A. People/Organizations/Websites with resources, including lesson plans and/or curricula:
“PLATO advocates and supports introducing philosophy to children and youth through programs, resource-sharing, and the development of a national network in pre-college philosophy.”
“The Philosophy Foundation promotes the use of philosophy in the public sphere, specialising in the facilitation of philosophical conversations in education, business and the community.”
Includes a link to sign up for weekly ideas for teaching philosophy in school.
“Interested in teaching philosophy to elementary school children? This website will help you do that using popular children’s picture books.” See also Thomas Wartenberg’s site about using film clips to teach philosophy to middle schoolers: What’s the Big Idea?
The University of Hawai’i Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education is home to P4C Hawai’i, “dedicated to preparing, supporting and sustaining educators, researchers and students who engage or are interested in engaging in p4c worldwide.”
“Created with the aim of empowering young people to think for themselves through introducing them to philosophy.”
“We train teachers in Philosophy for Children which encourages children to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly. We help children, particularly those facing disadvantage, to become lifelong learners.”
“An international educational programme aimed at Year 1 – 13 students.”
“Resources of quality for doing philosophy with children.”
“The National High School Ethics Bowl promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide.”
“A new digital book featuring fun and fascinating questions based on children’s literature, designed for parents and teachers looking to get kids thinking more deeply about life’s big issues.”
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