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18 resources with the concept human nature

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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: “Life Steps Almost Straight”

For Teachers 12th Standards
Help your class examine humanity's unpredictable nature through "Life Steps Almost Straight." Learners read various works from philosophers such as Viktor Frankl, The Buddha, and Nietzsche to gather textual evidence and explain their...
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Political Theory - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are politicians destined to be corrupt, or is there hope for morality in the political world? Use the video to teach pupils Rousseau's theories behind corruption in Western civilization. The visuals help to further enhance understanding.
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In the Skin of a Monster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kathryn Barker's In the Skin of A Monster explores how a school massacre impacts a community. Unfortunately, the events depicted are all too familiar to many. This teacher's guide for Barker's novel offers activities that enable readers...
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Nature or Nurture Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewEighteen questions ask pupils whether certain behavior or trait is based on nature or nurture. Scholars take a quiz, reflect on their answers, then challenge a friend or family member to complete it.
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The Cat-Maiden

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Can you ever change your true nature? Aesop's "The Cat-Maiden" explores the theme of identity with an experiment involving a cat-turned-wife. After listening to an audio version of the fable, learners argue their own opinions about the...
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An Introduction to C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How important are universal values? An engaging installment of a larger playlist includes a summary of C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man, one that explores this very question and allows for high schoolers to reflect on their own lives,...
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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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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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Philosophy - David Hume

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Most people believe that they are more rational than emotional, but David Hume would argue that those people are wrong. An analysis video about Hume, his philosophy, and his written works guides learners through the main points of the...
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An Introduction to Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
No discussion about the importance of government influence in society is complete without Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. As explained in a short analysis video, his 17th century work details the restrictions of individual freedom, and how...
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An Introduction to David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Observing the world around you depends on a lot more than your five senses. A  short overview of David Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding explains the ways sense perception influence the exchange of complex thought in the...
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An Introduction to Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Structural Anthropology contends that distance and details separate world cultures—and not much else. High schoolers watch a short explanatory video to learn more about the theory of structuralism, the societial...
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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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Human Nature: Good or Evil?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...