Discover the Philosopher of the Week

January 14th, 2016 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Thursday, January 14, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kid’s Philosophy Slam – Philosopher of the Week

(www.philosophyslam.org/week_fin.html)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision)

 

The Kids Philosophy Slam is an annual philosophy essay contest for kids in grades K-12 (homeschoolers are welcome). The entry deadline for 2016 is March 4th and the topic is “Imagination or Knowledge: Which has a greater impact on society?”.

At their website you will find the entry rules – along with some resources that you can use whether you enter the contest or not.

To help kids ponder the really meaty questions in life, the website offers, “The Philosopher of the Week.” Each week the website highlights the biography of a philosopher, explains their particular view of the world, and offers discussion questions as well as links to other websites to get more information.

When you get to today’s website, you will see this week’s featured philosopher. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page you will find links to other philosophers that have been featured including Confucius, Camus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Locke, and Rousseau.

Philosophy isn’t a typical subject taught in elementary school or high school – but this site does a good job of making these thinkers and their thoughts available to students to help them unlock their own intellectual and creative potential.

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