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Nature + Philosophy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists often define their underlying assumptions, but not always from a philosophical approach. Viewers learn about the philosophy of science from three experts in various fields. They discuss how the perception of science changes as...
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Philosophy - Schopenhauer

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are love and the will to life at odds? Arthur Schopenhauer's take on human nature and the importance of love—as well as the unimportance of happiness—is the focus of a philosophy video that compares Schopenhauer's worldview to Buddhism.
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Philosophy - Heidegger

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Beyond Martin Heidegger's famously dense writing, there lies a deep and enriching philosophy that prompts one to examine human existence and the path to authenticity. An engaging video previews several of the tenets of the Heideggerian...
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Classical Greek Philosophy

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Divided into three different slideshows, this presentation first introduces Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The second set of slides deepens the analysis of the philosophers and their ideas, and the third section compares each school of...
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Science and Natural Philosophy Before the Seventeenth Century

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners complete a worksheet about some of the natural philosophers in history. They use graph paper and create a timeline with the dates of birth and names of a list of natural philosophers. They list four questions concerning life and...
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Darwinism: The Origin of the Species by Natural Selection.

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The Darwin PowerPoint covers many of the Scientists that worked on similar concepts to Darwin and that were involved with famous  theories.  students are informed about the basic thinking behind natural selection and examples of...
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Philosophy - Hegel

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The progress of history can be slow, but according to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, moving from era to era is necessary to refine civilization. Explore the philosophy of Hegel with an overview of his main beliefs, including the value of...
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The Philosophy of Stoicism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An insightful video traces the influence of Stoicism throughout history, from the philosophers of ancient Greece to the prison cell of Nelson Mandela, and how its four tenets guide everyday heroes and importance historical figures.
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Philosophy - Soren Kierkegaard

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you've ever felt angest, also known as angst, you can thank Soren Kierkegaard for coining a world to define an anxiety-ridden situation in his book The Concept of Anxiety. An educational video teaches high schoolers about...
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Philosophy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Philosophers ask some of life's biggest questions about the nature of mankind, existence, and time, so what's it like to study the subject? A handout outlines different types of philosophy assignments common in college-level courses. The...
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Human Nature- Good or Evil?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the philosophical nature of good vs. evil. For this literacy/philosophy lesson, students read and discuss media articles that illustrate human nature as inherently "good" or "evil." Students practice debating skills and...
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Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines...
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Early Conservation Philosophies and Indigenous Peoples

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
John Muir established Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks and also as founded the Sierra Club, yet many indigenous people spoke out against his idea of conservation. The second lesson in a four-part series discusses John Muir and two...
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An Introduction to Gordon Allport’s The Nature of Prejudice

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
According to Gordon Allport, stereotypes are ingrained in the human brain as a way to reach quick conclusions. His 1979 text The Nature of Prejudice explains that people fill in the gaps of their knowledge with the clues around them,...
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An Introduction to John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation...
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Political Theory - John Locke

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your high schoolers may be tabula rasa about political theory until they learn about John Locke. Use a thought-provoking video to teach them about his philosophies on the natural rights of all humans, religious tolerance, and of course,...
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Philosophy in the Age of Reason

For Students 9th - 11th
The Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, and the thinkers that shaped the western world; these are the topics touched upon in a definition-based worksheet. Young academics define six ideas that stemmed from the Age of Reason, list the ideas...
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Writing Exercises: The Enlightenment in Europe

For Students 6th - 10th
What's an Enlightened Despot? Or is it who? Explore The Enlightenment with your scholars, using this short-answer worksheet as a reading assessment or research guide. Three prompts have students consider how Enlightenment philosophies...
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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

For Students 10th - 12th
Spark Notes proves a useful tool in this online interactive quiz, designed for scholars reading David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. After responding to 21 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions, scholars get...
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A Plant's-Eye View

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to look at the world from other species' points of view? Author Michael Pollan claims it is a way to reanimate the earth, realize Darwinian insights, and to take the food we need from the earth while healing it in the...
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Why Government?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people create governments? Where did we get our ideas about government? This is a fantastic introductory lesson for your American government class that begins by reviewing the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in...
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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 Enlightenment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The third in a series of 16 resources that examine the philosophers and philosophic ideas that are the underpinnings of the US system of government, focuses on the Enlightenment and the ideas of natural rights, the social contract, the...
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biology, cosmology, philosophy ... Plato and Aristotle had theories about them all! How did these ancient scholars shape the science of today? The third video in the History of Science series compares and contrasts the ideas of the famed...

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