The Philosophy of Stoicism

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate into a study on Greek philosophy or when choosing a historical leader for a research report
  • Have class members watch the video on their own and complete the assessment as an independent assignment before returning to class to discuss what they have learned
Classroom Considerations
  • Assessment comes up right after the video finishes
Pros
  • An inspirational video for teenagers who are struggling to transition to adult life
  • Provides a short assessment and series of discussion questions
Cons
  • None