Metaphysics Teacher Resources

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An Introduction to Aristotle's Metaphysics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Metaphysics explores concepts of reality and being. A video summary provides an introduction to Aristotle's Metaphysics. Clear narration and creative animation help viewers understand the deep concepts presented in the text.
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Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about Kant's Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals. Students submit their answers to be scored.
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John Donne's Poetry Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th
Concluding a study of metaphysical poetry? Challenge John Donne scholars with a worksheet that asks them to identify the subject of several of his poems, to interpret lines, to find examples of metaphysical conceits, and to analyze how...
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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant.
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Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a...
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Philosophy - Immanuel Kant

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The categorical imperative, Immanuel Kant claimed in his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, was the moral obligation to do the right thing in every circumstance. An introduction to Kantian ethics and philosophy guides class members...
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Intelligent Design and Evolution

For Students 10th - 12th
This video about a delicate, often controversial topic, does not argue for one area or another, but does talk about the random process versus design of an involved organ. The lecturer talks freely about how infinite complexity such as...
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Breath as Metaphor - Poetry Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are required to critically read two poems, answer factual questions concerning the pieces, and then discuss the different uses of breath as a metaphor. They use the samples as a starting point for their own creative efforts.
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Survival Of Native American Spirituality

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore Native American spirituality. In this cultural diversity lesson, students research the medicine wheel as well as Native American symbols and values. Learners also read "The Story of The Sacred Tree," and "The Sacred...
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"World Enough, And Time"-Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read and analyze the poem, "To His Coy Mistress," by Andrew Marvell. They identify the theme of each stanza, complete a worksheet, take an online quiz, and write about a single metaphor or image from the poem.
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Death Be Not Proud

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Not dreadful, but mighty, this worksheet for “Divine Sonnet X” (aka “Death Be Not Proud”) models for individuals how to recognize John Donne’s argument for why Death should not be proud and how to recognize the sonnet structure and rhyme...
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The Metaphysics of Sex

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the sex roles the portraits historically document to the meres of today. They make collages of marriage diptychs in terms of their own values, perceptions, and aspirations. They compare the portrait and...
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One Ring to Rule Them All

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students continue to read Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. In groups, they analyze the different metaphysical aspects of the ring and discuss the characters use of power in the story. As a class, they examine Frodo's reasoning for wanting...
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What is Color?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
"To understand the phenomenon of color, it helps to think about light as a wave." This is a brief and very informative instructional video on what color is and why we are able to see it. Your young scientists will learn such terms as the...
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Religious Studies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between religion and religious studies? Readers find out after reading an online handout. It outlines common assignments in religious studies classes, such as critically evaluating religious texts and writing...
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19c European Liberalism

For Teachers 9th - 11th
If you'd like to prompt some great discussions in your history class, this presentation will surely get your class talking. Addressing 19th century liberalism in Europe (including influences from England, France, America, and Ireland),...
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Pilgrims and Puritans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
With graphic organizers galore, learners will follow the changes of church and state in early colonial America. They look at the differences between the pilgrims and the puritans in terms of beliefs and life ways. Myths and...
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Aristotle

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz learning exercise, high schoolers respond to 51 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Aristotle. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Crito

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Crito by Plato. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Philosophy & Religion in China

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Chi, Yin-Yang, Tao. T'ai-Chi-Ch'uan. Key concepts and figures in Chinese philosophy and religion are introduced in a 17-slide, illustrated presentation.
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The Computation Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions based on the poem "The Computation," by John Donne.
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Darwin, Politics, and Religion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain an understanding of the Darwinian theory of evolution, examine how Darwin's theory has been adopted by ruling elites in order to justify their position in power, compare religious and historical responses to Darwin's...
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The Concept of the Hero

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students explore the symbolic implications for the concept of the hero with a focus on the Beowulf theme. In this hero concept instructional activity, students find specific examples of monsters from Beowulf to complete the chart....

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