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Questions: Philosophy for Young People A unique forum for the philosophical questions – and answers – of young people and their teachers. Each topical issue contains philosophical discussions, drawings, philosophical writing by students in an easy to read newsletter format. Two, free issues available.
Philosophy for Children DMOZ is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. This page provides international resources for Philosophy and Children.
Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC)IAPC was founded at the Monclair State University. The Institute provides a host of resources, including subscription information for its journal, Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children.
Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO)PLATO provides a wealth of resources for individuals and organizations interested in pre-college philosophy.
Squire Family Foundation Squire Family Foundation is an organization, believes that all students in American elementary and secondary schools should have an opportunity to study philosophy in order to develop their ability to understand and evaluate their own beliefs and values, as well as those of others, so that they can become open-minded, respectful, thoughtful adults and responsible citizens.
Teaching Children Philosophy A site dedicated to helping adults conduct philosophical discussion with and among elementary school children.
Philosophy for KidsA website for materials that demonstrates how to use short stories to discuss philosophy with children.
P4C.comP4C.COM IS a co-operative providing resources and advice on philosophy for children, mainly to teachers who already know something about it and are looking for further advice and resources.
Online Philosophy Club: ForumsThere are many resources under the tab Lesson Plans & Activities including some philosophy-based games. There is also information about philosophy workshops under the Resources tab.
Public Philosophy Network Creating virtual spaces and real events where philosophers engaged in public work can collaborate with one another and with practitioners.
Wi-PhiWi-Phi's mission is to introduce people to the practice of philosophy by making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining, interesting and accessible to people with no background in the subject.
Ethics BitesEthics Bites, commissioned by the Open University/BBC is hosted by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton, who go in search of answers to the big ethical questions in an 14-part podcast.
Philosophy for BeginnersThis series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, will test you on some famous thought experiments and introduce you to some central philosophical issues and to the thoughts of some key philosophers.
Philosophy TalkPhilosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our two host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition.
Public Ethics RadioPublic Ethics Radio features scholars and thinkers who engage with ethics in public life. Each show connects vibrant debates in philosophy with real-world politics, on issues such as military intervention, international trade, and political corruption. Hosted by Christian Barry and produced by Matt Peterson, Public Ethics Radio is a production of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
Title Author AboutEducation Level
Costello, PeterPhilosophy in Children's LiteratureThis book is a guide for finding the philosophical points in common children’s stories such as Horton Hears A Who, The Giving Tree, andMrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.Elementary School (Grades: K-5)
Wartenberg, ThomasBig Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy through Children's LiteratureThis book explains the importance of introducing philosophy to young children and gives advice on how to incorporate philosophical discussion into the classroom.Elementary School (Grades: K-5)
Zubay, Bongsoon & Soltis, JonasCreating the Ethical School: A Book of Case StudiesThis book is a K-12 teaching resource that includes case studies and resources for instructors broken down by grade level.Elementary School (Grades: K-5); Middle School (Grades: 6-8); High School (Grades: 9-12)
Costello, Peter.Philosophy in Children's LiteratureThis book is a guide for finding the philosophical points in common children’s stories such as Horton Hears A Who, The Giving Tree, andMrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.Middle School (Grades: 6-8)
White, DavidPhilosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions that Help You Wonder...About Everything!This book (aimed at ages 10+) is broken down into questions about some of the common themes in philosophy such as: Can Computers Think? This book also includes teaching tips.Middle School (Grades: 6-8)
Gaarder, JosteinSophie's World: A Novel About the History of PhilosophySophie’s World is somewhat of an anomaly within the culture of philosophy books because it is a novel. As such, some may consider it easier to read because it includes not only a catalog of the major thinkers throughout the history of philosophy but also elements of mystery-fiction to hold a reader’s attention.High School (Grades: 9-12)
Kaye, Sharon & Thomson, PaulPhilosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big IdeasThis book analyzes important philosophical issues from a teenage perspective. In addition to discussing the views of several famous philosophers, this book includes activities and discussion questions to stimulate thought.High School (Grades: 9-12)
Kaye, Sharon & Thomson, PaulMore Philosophy for Teens: Examining Reality and KnowledgeThis is an expansion on the original Philosophy for Teens (above) and explores some some more deep questions such as: What is Reality?High School (Grades: 9-12)
Law, StephenThe Philosophy Gym: 25 Short Adventures in Thinking The Philosophy Gym uses simple language to talk about some of the deep debates in the history of philosophy that are still important in modern philosophy. It also includes a brief section on logical reasoning and paradoxes.High School (Grades: 9-12)
Gert, BernardCommon Morality: Deciding What to DoCommon Morality takes a “common-sense” approach to ethics and discusses claims that are generally universally agreed upon (such as “do not kill”). This book is written very informally so it is a good read for a person without a background in philosophy.
Mogck, Brian DavidWriting to Reason: A Companion for Philosophy Students and InstructorsThis book is a comprehensive text that explains the principles of writing philosophy and objecting to written philosophy. It also includes more general advice such as “how to succeed in a philosophy class.”
Sandel, MichaelJustice: What's the Right Thing to Do? This book discusses many of the pressing ethical questions of today such as: abortion, same-sex marriage, and affirmative action. It also outlines and critiques some classical philosophical views on justice.
Weston, AnthonyA 21st Century Ethical ToolboxThis book discusses the different methods for discussing ethics as they apply to a range of modern cases such as abortion and food choices. It also includes advice to teachers for how to use this book in the classroom.