Preview of lesson plans:
Quote (found on PowerPoint): pairs/ groups discuss what does Aquinas mean?
Discussion questions (found on PowerPoint): pairs/ small groups explore ideas surrounding what makes a human being.
Bubble: everything I can remember about Plato (focus on key words too)
Work through PowerPoint (up to slide 12), discussing ideas and potential issues as going along (e.g. do all the characteristics of the soul actually work?)
Alien Landing: Sheet with collection of images (images used on PowerPoint) students need to use images to explain to partner (as if they were an alien) what they mean. Take it in turns.
Students summarise ideas on sheet.
One minute (in pairs) tell your partner everything you can remember about Plato’s ideas, switch, other partner on Aristotle.
Same activity, same pairs, same philosopher but this time one minute on why their argument works/is convincing.
PowerPoint (slides 12-21) Discuss ideas, quotes and potential evaluation
A3 sheet with boxes linking different critics to specific thinkers – transferring information learnt into another format.
Fill out glossaries: key words/ names
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This 52 page pack contains quizzes, glossaries, summary sheets, essay tips and possible exam questions to help structure your revision for all eight of the AS philosophy topics. It also provides space for notes and outlines the spec requirements. Everything you need to get your revision off to a flying start!
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This film was a real pleasant surprise. It was one of those films I was expecting to just sit back and enjoy a bit of mindless action. No such luck when I am a philosophy teacher! Throughout the film links to personal identity, the concept of soul and the connection between the soul and body were evident. Worth a watch.