Ready to try your hand at having a philosophical discussion with children? To help you out, we’ve assembled all the materials you’ll need to do so, except the books.
Most of the work was done by students in Tom Wartenberg’s Philosophy for Children class at Mount Holyoke College. For each story or book, they have provided a summary of the plot, a discussion of the main philosophical issues raised by the books, and a series of questions that can be used to initiate philosophical discussion of the story or book with children.
These are just suggestions for you, so don’t feel bound by them. But they’ll help you get an idea of how to approach the discussion of the story that you choose.
There are three different ways that you can access the book modules:
1. Under the term Subcategories, there is a list of the fields of philosophy. Click on any of them and you will see all of the books that discuss that field. Also, if you click on the small +, a list of more specific topics will become visible. Click on those and, again, you will find all the books that discuss that specific topic.
2. There is an alphabetical list of all the pages of book modules for specific books. Click on any title and you will be taken to the book module for that book.
3. Browse the book modules by Level of Philosophical Difficulty . Click on the following link and you will go to a page that categorizes the book modules based on the difficulty of the philosophical material of a given book module. Level of Philosophical Difficulty
Or maybe you would like to try your hand at building your own book module. If you are interested in creating your own contribution to the book modules data base, click here, or on the following: How to add a book module