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21 resources with the concept existentialism

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Philosophy - Albert Camus

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If life is meaningless, why should we endure? This question is at the heart of The School of Life "Philosophy" episode on Albert Camus. Viewers are introduced to the life, major works, and central ideas of the famous French philosopher.
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War and Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is aggression part of human nature? What about warfare? Crash Course World History takes high schoolers through the anthropological perspective of war, as well as the philosophical and biological points of view, and explores whether or...
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Sartre on: Bad Faith

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
According to existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, individuals engage in bad faith, and they lie to themselves in order to spare themselves from short term pain. A short film explores the problem of mauvaise foi (bad faith),...
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Philosophy - Sartre

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What does it mean to be free? Is freedom possible? What are is joy and anguish associated with freedom? A fascinating video details Jean-Paul Sartre's key ideas and insights about freedom.
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Philosophy - Blaise Pascal

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Blaise Pascal's pessimism makes way for his readers' optimism, with his famous contemplative work, Pensées. High schoolers watch a short video that summarizes the historical philosopher's worldview and most popular aphorisms.
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An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Is God is dead? Is there no absolute truth? Do different societies have different concepts of good and evil? Introduce the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche with a short video analysis of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
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An Introduction to Soren Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Talk about faith and trust. Imagine Abraham's faith and trust when God directed him to sacrifice his son Isaac. In his Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard uses the Biblical story of Abraham to talk about faith and the seeming conflict...
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An Introduction to Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is right isn't always lawful — and what is lawful isn't always right. Such is the argument of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, which contends that it is the duty of the citizen to disobey the authority of the government...
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The Metamorphosis: Request Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Round out your unit on Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis with a series of reading comprehension questions. As kids read, they challenge each other to answer specific connection questions from the text.
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The Metamorphosis: List-Group-Label Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is one of the most prominent and influential books to come out of the existential movement. Host a group discussion in which learners list different characteristics of existent art, group these tenets, and...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: "Teach Each Other" Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge your class to hold a discussion about the theme of death in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead without direct teacher guidance. After going over the discussion protocols and quotes from the text, learners move in a circle...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Body Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pause in your reading of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to take an in-depth look at the characters. Learners examine a chosen character by drawing a body and assigning quotes and traits to specific areas of the body, thinking...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Fishbowl Discussion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After reading through Act II of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, take some time to discuss the references to death in the play. For this fishbowl discussion, learners prepare questions, practice answering individually and with...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Word Squares

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Encourage your class to use a variety of strategies to learn and retain vocabulary words. The plan suggests that near the beginning of your reading of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pupils should find words in the text that are...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: DR-TA Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Making predictions is an excellent reading strategy. Work on building this into your pupils' toolkit of strategies by trying out the process outlined here for reading the very beginning of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Make sure you are well-informed before embarking on a study of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. This resource includes an analysis of the text that a teacher can use to prepare a unit of study. It covers plot elements, themes,...
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An Introduction to Soren Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death

For Students 9th - 12th
How can despair be hopeful? Introduce young philosophers to the ideas of Danish Soren Kierkegaard with a video from a philosophy video playlist.
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Reader's Theatre

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Plays are meant to be performed! After reading the entire play, invite your learners to choose a scene from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead that relates to earlier class discussion about characters, motifs, and themes to interpret...
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Man's Search For Meaning: Writing Assessment (Final Multi-Genre Project)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Conclude a study of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning with a research project that asks readers to investigate what various religions and philosophies believe is the meaning of life. The resource packet includes a list of...
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Literature Study Guide: The Stranger

For Students 11th - 12th
As Meursault says, “…you can always find something to be happy about,” and this study guide will make you happy indeed because it will enable you to track the progress of your independent readers or homeschoolers through Albert Camus’s...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Pre-Reading Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get your class ready to read Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard with an anticipation guide. This document describes exactly how to create and implement an anticipation guide.