Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy Through Children's Literature

Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy Through Children's Literature

by Thomas E. Wartenberg
     
 

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. For more information, visit www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org.See more details below

Overview

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. For more information, visit www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607093343
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
1,422,935
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Teaching Philosophy in Elementary Schools Chapter 3 Natural-Born Philosophers Chapter 4 How I Became a Children's Philosophy Teacher Chapter 5 Learner-Centered Teaching Chapter 6 The "Game" of Philosophy Part 7 Preparing to Teach Chapter 8 The Elementary-School Introduction to Philosophy Course Chapter 9 Preparing a Lesson Plan Chapter 10 Leading a Philosophy Discussion Part 11 The Stories Chapter 12 "Dragons and Giants": Teaching Ethics Chapter 13 Frederick: Teaching Social and Political Philosophy Chapter 14 The Important Book: Teaching Metaphysics Chapter 15 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Teaching the Philosophy of Mind Chapter 16 The Giving Tree: Teaching Environmental Philosophy Chapter 17 Morris the Moose: Teaching Epistemology Chapter 18 Knuffle Bunny: Teaching the Philosophy of Language Chapter 19 Emily's Art: Teaching Aesthetics Part 20 Implications Chapter 21 Suggested Follow-Up Activities after Philosophy Discussions Chapter 22 Conclusion

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