What's fair?

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…Continue reading What’s Fair?

Lift Off

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…Continue reading Lift Off

Discovering Our Voice

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,…Continue reading Discovering Our Voice: Instructional Manual to Accompany ‘Geraldo’

Making Sense of My World

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

Time to Think 1

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.…Continue reading Time to Think, Books 1-2

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…Continue reading Thinking about… Journal Stories, Books 1-3

Philosophy and Ethics

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) [fancy_link title=”Visit the seller’s page” style=”fancy-link” color=”fapsablue” link=”http://www.impactpublishing.com.au/catalogue.php?groupid=32″]

Harry Stottlemeiers Discovery

Harry Stottlemeier’s Discovery

Matthew Lipman, Australian adaptation by L.J. Splitter Harry Stottlemeier’s Discovery (Years 4-7) focuses on the development of basic logic and reasoning skills within the context of ordinary language. The central characters in the story develop their own community of inquiry, bringing together different perspectives and ways of thinking. Harry deals with the criteria and principles which…Continue reading Harry Stottlemeier’s Discovery