Ch 12: Philosophy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Utilize the convenient philosophy lesson plan outlines provided in this chapter to assist you with preparing your curriculum and engaging students. The carefully formulated lessons complement each topic and make for excellent classroom supplements for your students.

Philosophy Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

The lesson plans, along with actual video lessons that you can share with students, make it easy for you to map out teaching plan for a philosophy course. The included outlines can inspire you to come up with new activities for your classroom. The plans in this chapter contain lessons in aesthetics, deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning, ethics, and more.

How It Helps

  • Vocabulary words: Identifies key phrases, such as deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning, to include in your own lessons
  • Individual or group projects: Put together fun and creative philosophy projects for your students to keep them engaged in and out of class
  • Learning objectives: Set clear goals for your students by establishing expected results
  • Class discussion questions/topics: Generate engaging philosophical discussions among your students

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning philosophy lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific philosophy topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your philosophy class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related philosophy lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important philosophy concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant philosophy-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

20 Lessons in Chapter 12: Philosophy Lesson Plans
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Aesthetics in Philosophy Lesson Plan

1. Aesthetics in Philosophy Lesson Plan

What is aesthetics in philosophy? A video lesson summarizes this branch of philosophy for students, and an activity demonstrates the factors that influence aesthetics.

What is Aesthetics in Philosophy? - Definition & History

2. What is Aesthetics in Philosophy? - Definition & History

Many people disagree about definitions of beauty and art. In this lesson, you will learn how philosophers have approached the concept of beauty and its relationship to ideas about art.

Ethics in Philosophy Lesson Plan

3. Ethics in Philosophy Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is an exercise in applied ethics, measuring student opinions of several controversial contemporary issues. Students will provide reasoning for their choices and decide if they agree more with moral realism or moral anti-realism.

What is Ethics in Philosophy? - Definition & Types

4. What is Ethics in Philosophy? - Definition & Types

When we think about ethics, we're thinking of questions of right versus wrong. But in the discipline of philosophy, there's a little bit more too it than that. In this lesson, we'll talk about the major branches of ethics that philosophers study.

Deductive Reasoning Lesson Plan

5. Deductive Reasoning Lesson Plan

Teach your students about deductive reasoning with the help of this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson that defines and explains deductive reasoning, discuss and interact with content, then apply to a real-life situation. Finish with a quiz.

Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

6. Deductive Reasoning: Examples & Definition

Deductive reasoning involves drawing conclusions from specific statements called premises. Learn more about deductive reasoning and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Inductive Reasoning Lesson Plan

7. Inductive Reasoning Lesson Plan

Understanding inductive reasoning will help students reflect on their knowledge both in class and out. This interactive lesson plan uses a video lesson, videos and images of people around the world, partner work and class discussion to give students firsthand experience of inductive reasoning.

What Is Inductive Reasoning? - Examples & Definition

8. What Is Inductive Reasoning? - Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you will learn to define inductive reasoning. Following the lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Individualist Anarchism Activities

9. Individualist Anarchism Activities

Teaching students about individualist anarchism can be exciting, but also challenging. This lesson offers some activities that will help you bring the relevant concepts to life in your classroom.

Syllogism Lesson Plan

10. Syllogism Lesson Plan

We often use deductive reasoning without realizing that we are using it. Your students will learn about syllogisms as they read and discuss a text lesson, write their own syllogisms, and identify and check for accuracy in syllogisms.

Syllogism: Definition & Examples

11. Syllogism: Definition & Examples

The Greeks started the study of reasoning and logic long, long ago. In this lesson, we will look at deductive reasoning through a brief introduction to syllogism.

Philosophy Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Philosophy Lesson Plan for Elementary School

When we think about philosophy, often we think about wisdom, logic, and basic thought. In this lesson, students will explore the meaning of philosophy and learn how philosophy goes beyond just thinking as they create timelines highlighting the world's most famous philosophers.

Philosophy Lesson For Kids: Definition & Questions

13. Philosophy Lesson For Kids: Definition & Questions

What do you think about? Do you only think about what you learn, or do you dream ideas that seem to be specially yours? You may be a bit of a philosopher. Read this lesson to see how philosophy plays a role in history, art, science and religion.

What Is Life? - Lesson Plan

14. What Is Life? - Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help teachers introduce the definition of life through the scientific lens. Students will watch a video lesson, learn scientific terms, and engage in collaborative work.

Socrates Lesson Plan

15. Socrates Lesson Plan

This lesson will provide classroom activities about Socrates. Students will watch a video lesson, participate in a mock interview about Socrates, and engage in other collaborative activities.

Transcendentalism Project Ideas

16. Transcendentalism Project Ideas

Transcendentalism reflects an important era in American intellectual history, but it can be difficult for many students to fully grasp. These project ideas can help them explore the ideas of transcendentalism in greater depth.

Siddhartha Unit Plan

17. Siddhartha Unit Plan

The following unit plan can be used to assist you in guiding students through the process of reading and understanding Hermann Hesse's ''Siddhartha''. Use these lesson plans, activities, and project ideas to make the book come to life for your students.

Social Contract Theory Discussion Questions

18. Social Contract Theory Discussion Questions

Helping your high school students understand social contract theory can seem like a daunting task. Use these discussion questions to guide them in analyzing the theory as it applies to their own lives, American society, and the world.

Atlas Shrugged Book Discussion Questions

19. Atlas Shrugged Book Discussion Questions

'Atlas Shrugged' is a dystopian novel by Ayn Rand in which United States government overreach leads to economic collapse. This asset provides classroom discussion questions about this novel.

Epistemology Discussion Questions

20. Epistemology Discussion Questions

Are you interested in teaching your high school students about epistemology? The following discussion questions will be of assistance, as they delve deeper into the incredibly complex concepts and related terminology.

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