A philosophical enquiry/discussion lesson based on the Easter legend of the three trees.
An activity where the children work in groups to discuss the difference between the Old and New testaments of the Bible and work out where different stories belong.
An activity suitable for upper primary. Children work in small groups to discuss the importance of different attributes such as love, honesty etc. and rank them in an order of importance. Children must then justify their thinking.
A thought provoking philosophical enquiry/discussion lesson based on the true story of a visit to Auschwitz suitable for upper primary children.
A discussion lesson for small groups - mid primary. It is designed to highlight the importance of water and the problems faced in some third world countries. I used it as part of a topic on water in conjunction with the resources on the Water Aid website.
A discussion activity where children work in small groups to discuss the best solution to a problem. Suitable for mid primary.
A philosophical enquiry/discussion lesson based on the theme of boasting/respect for others suitable for middle-upper primary.
A group activity which I used as part of a topic on Looking After Our World. Children work in small groups to devise a television chat show discussing the problem of litter. Suitable for upper primary.
A philosophical/thinking skills discussion lesson where children work in small groups to solve the mystery of the theft. Suitable for upper primary.
A discussion activity suitable for mid primary. Children work in small groups to match a variety of quotes to the person who might have said them. There are many possibilities and no correct or wrong answer. The important point is that the children must justify their answers.