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I Think…

Written and compiled by Susan Wilks & Colleen Abbott and produced by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. Cross curriculum teaching kit. Years 1-7. I Think … is a practical, cross-curricular resource which uses TV to explore philosophical themes with children. The teaching kit comprises a Teachers’ Guide book, video anthology and website. It is based […]

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What’s Fair?

Written and compiled by Val Catchpoole and produced by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation. Values and anti-bullying teaching kit, video and CD. Years 5-8. What’s Fair? is a cross-curricular resource for ethical inquiry comprised of a teachers’ guide book, video clips from the TV series ‘What’s Fair’ and website. It is designed to focus on […]

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Lift Off

Produced by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, with assistance and consultation from Jen Glaser and Peter Clarke. Includes animated short films, ‘Munch Kids’, which uses the voices of children recorded discussing a topic, and wrestling with some big questions. They wonder about the solutions to environmental and personal issues and other puzzling big ideas. Developed […]

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Books into Ideas: A Community of Inquiry

Tim Sprod Books Into Ideas uses a Philosophy for Children approach to encourage thinking in young learners. The author explains how teachers can set up a community of inquiry within the classroom and teach questioning techniques at all levels of thinking. Based on 15 published picture books, Books Into Ideas will take your students into the […]

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Discovering Our Voice: Instructional Manual to Accompany ‘Geraldo’

Ann M Sharp & Laurance Splitter Discovering Our Voice provides teachers with an accessible way of exploring philosophical concepts with their students. The manual is intended to accompany Geraldo by Ann M Sharp. Geraldo is a story about a boy who leaves one culture and tries to ‘join’ another. In addition to his feelings of dislocation, […]

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Making Sense of My World: Instructional Manual to Accompany ‘The Doll Hospital’

Ann M Sharp & Laurance Splitter This manual contains numerous discussion plans and activities designed to foster good thinking, dialogue and community relationships among very young children. Making Sense of My World is intended to accompany The Doll Hospital by Ann M Sharp, which centres on Jess, a girl who explores the boundaries of her world […]

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Time to Think, Books 1-2

Anne-Maree Olley A Guide to Thoughtful Discussion Series The books in this series encourage the development of good thinking skills: reflective analysis, reasoning and discrimination. It asks students to consider philosophical concepts and promotes discussion. This series is supported by teacher notes, a checklist of essential thinking skills and evaluation forms. Suitable for ages 6-13. […]

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Thinking about Picture Books, Books 1-2

Anne-Maree Olley A Guide to Thoughtful Discussion Series Both books uses plans and activities to stimulate discussion on philosophical concepts in well-known and well-loved picture books. This guide to thoughtful discussion is suitable for students of all ages, right up to senior secondary school level. It comes with ready-to-copy handouts, teacher notes, a checklist of […]

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Thinking about… Journal Stories, Books 1-3

Anne-Maree Olley A Guide to Thoughtful Discussion Series This series uses New Zealand School Journals to help students develop discrimination and reasoning skills and to encourage them to consider philosophical concepts. The activities are designed to fit easily into the reading programme, and there are also teacher guides on assessment and evaluation. Suitable for ages […]

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Philosophy and Ethics: A Resource for Units 2A-2B

Stephan Millett & Alan Tapper Philosophy and Ethics is written specifically for Units 2A and 2B of the Philosophy and Ethics Course. This book is loaded with information, photos and activities for all levels. (Impact Publishing)