Philosophy for ChildrenQuick View

Philosophy for Children

Philosophy 4 Children is being taught across the UK to teach children fundamental skills such as: critical thinking. reasoning skills. empathy. team work. In this pack, I have included: Philosophy Display Cards Philosophy lesson plan: recycling Philosophy lesson plan: friendships Philosophy Powerpoint: recycling Philosophy Powerpoint: friendships A document on how to teach philosophy. I have been teaching Philosophy lessons for a whole term now and the difference it has made in children’s problem solving skills in friendship issues, aswell as mathematical problems is amazing! We spend an hour a week on P4C and it’s the children’s favourite lesson. Some of them have come out with some cracking conclusions too: “Crying is an expression of your truest emotions. The body takes over from the mind”. I mean WOW!
101 Philosophical Questions (P4C) [Philosophy for Children]Quick View

101 Philosophical Questions (P4C) [Philosophy for Children]

The essential Philosophy for Children (P4C ) tool! Professionally designed with amazing animations to capture your students’ attention. This download includes an editable PowerPoint (and a PowerPoint show, for your convenience) featuring over 101 philosophical questions to stimulate discussions in your class tutor-group. It also has a ‘randomiser’ so that you can randomly select a question each time! Perfect for form-time, end of lessons, great for any subject! Suitable for KS2-5! Please leave a rating or review if you liked this product :) Check-out some of my most popular resources! GCSE Religious Studies Buddhism (20 Lesson Unit) Buddhism (Thematic Studies Units) Christianity (Thematic Studies Units) Hinduism (20 Lesson Unit) Islam (Thematic Studies Units) .    GCSE Sociology Resources Complete Units (Whole Course) .  Philosophy for Children (P4C) The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack The Debating Society Toolkit Philosophy Boxes . Other Tools A3 DIRT Worksheet (15+ 5-star ratings!) KS3 RE Units
Philosophy for Children - The Trolley Problem P4C - Updated November 2020Quick View

Philosophy for Children - The Trolley Problem P4C - Updated November 2020

A 35 -60 minute lesson plan aimed at Key Stage 3. Included files are a lesson plan and powerpoint file with all necessary questions and linked videos. This resource has been updated to take into account the feedback received making the learning objectives clearer. The Powerpoint/Google Slide also progresses through the lesson in a clearer systematic process. This lesson explores the ethical dilema about what people to save in the event of a train crash. It is a fantastic resource for generating interesting debate and discussion.
Philosophy For ChildrenQuick View

Philosophy For Children

Want to find out more about how to improve the following skills within your classroom: Improve peer collaboration Think more critically Develop problem solving capabilities Build team working skills Use a tested and proven format to improve listening skills Empathize with a range of characters from different narrative stories… I have been using philosophy for children within my classroom for the last ten years and shared my knowledge recently at a workshop. This presentation contains easy to follow guidelines of how to run a session and includes resource banks and reference points. Other Related Products that also help with collaboration and critical thinking: Thunks - Questions that make you thunk! Lego Therapy Comments, suggestions, feedback and questions always welcomed! ♦ Do you need some fresh ideas and tips? Then visit MY BLOG
Philosophy for Children ExerciseQuick View

Philosophy for Children Exercise

Yet another lesson I struggled to classify. This is an exercise in thinking about gender, stereotypes, law, (even the nature of colours). It is aimed at encouraging open Philosophical discussion rather than a Sociology lesson on prejudice and law.
Philosophy For Children: MoralityQuick View

Philosophy For Children: Morality

Philosophy For Children: Morality Using the example of Robin Hood pupils will engage with ideas of what is right and wrong. Lesson follows a TEEP cycle and is easy to follow using the PowerPoint Ethics, Morality, P4C, Robin Hood
Philosophy for Children (Logic and Ethics)Quick View

Philosophy for Children (Logic and Ethics)

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This Bundle includes two different lessons sequences, one on Logic and one on Ethic, and easily includes enough content to take up a term of lessons at one hour a week. Once the students have completed the sequences, they should have a sophisticated understanding of the different ethical theories included, and a strong working knowledge of logical argument. The lessons were designed for a very gifted KS3 set however, I’ve also used them for KS4 RE Core lessons.
Philosophy for children. Edge of the universeQuick View

Philosophy for children. Edge of the universe

This resource consists of a lesson plan, that can be done in two sessions, and three presentations. The lesson plan explains in detail how to deliver the unit, ideally in two sessions, and how to link each activity to the proper slide of the two power points. The first one of those presentations has an introduction for children (from as young as year 3 in UK and up to year 6) of what is philosophy for children, and three game-activities The second power point has a story that I have written myself presenting an Ancient Greek problem about the edge of the universe, posited by Archytas of Tarentum. After the story, the presentation has the instructions and materials to do a philosophical inquiry by children following Mathew Lipman´s program. The third power point has a series of statements to print and laminate to be used in an activity. All the activities, including the reading of my story, may be done in 90 minutes. With this lesson I use a fictional situation to reflect about the edge of the universe and the meaning of physical concepts such as space, while using the model of philosophical inquiry for children, this is to play thinking games and to learn dialog expressions in order to solve cooperatively an abstract problem.
Fairytales Philosophy for Children ActivityQuick View

Fairytales Philosophy for Children Activity

Philosophy for learning activity in which children discuss whether it would be better to live in the witch's gingerbread house or the king&'s castle, before using an image of Rumplestiltskin as a stimulus for discussion.
Gender and Sport: Philosophy for ChildrenQuick View

Gender and Sport: Philosophy for Children

This resource uses Philosophy for Children (P4C) as a way to explore ideas about gender and sport. The children are provided with a wide range of stimuli and they generate a philosophical question from this that they would like to talk about. For more information about P4C, see Objectives: •To give children the opportunity to explore concepts of fairness, equality, gender and sport •To challenge children’s stereotypes in relation to sport and gender •To encourage children to question and respond to the views of others
Philosophy 4 Children and ReadingQuick View

Philosophy 4 Children and Reading

Attached is a basic outline and some initial resources I have developed to help me try something new & innovative with my lower-attaining English classes. Within the resources is an 8-stage P4C-style cycle that can be used with short stories, poetry and longer class readers. To maintain a minimum degree of author copyright, the main presentation is made available as read only PowerPoint (click the 'read only' option on opening) or as a PDF. For more:
An Inspector Calls Philosophy for childrenQuick View

An Inspector Calls Philosophy for children

This lesson looks at the theme of regret and remorse. Allows pupils to reflect on their own regrets and their attitudes to being "sory" while giving them an insight into the regret and roles of the characters in the play.


A philosophy for children lesson based about the trolley problem. Includes an article and video to introduce the debate and a fully structured power point for pupils to create their own question to discuss. Fully resources lesson with no planning needed.
Philosophy for Children - Plato's Cave -  P4CQuick View

Philosophy for Children - Plato's Cave - P4C

A 35 -60 minute lesson plan aimed at Key Stage 3 but could also be used at Key Stage 4. Included files are a lesson plan and powerpoint file with all necessary questions and linked videos. This lesson is an ethical debate based upon the ideas of Plato’s cave.
Presentation about 'Philosophy 4 Children'Quick View

Presentation about 'Philosophy 4 Children'

This is a ppt presenation directed at helpling parents understand what P4C is and how to develop thinking skills in their children, with examples of questions etc. This can also be used as whole school training with a minimal adaptation.
A discussion lesson on crime (Philosophy for Children)Quick View

A discussion lesson on crime (Philosophy for Children)

A discussion lesson on crime focusing on the question - 'Can children be criminals'. The stimulus is an article about James Bulger. Students can use this to stimulate other discussion surrounding the theme of crime. Students should be aiming to talk confidently, question each other and listen to others effectively in order to move the discussion forward.
Philosophy4Children Starter KitQuick View

Philosophy4Children Starter Kit

A useful starter kit for anyone who is due to teach P4C but has not had much experience teaching it. P4C is a great way of getting students discussing key issues and is useful in many subjects across the curriculum. This starter kit gives you: -useful posters -blank powerpoint slide format -5 example P4C lesson plans / powerpoints in full -resources needed for each lesson - 'helpful hints' worksheet or poster for students to improve their conversational speech