Philosophy for Kids: Growing in Wisdom and Wonder
This class teaches critical thinking to curious kids through the discussion of big ideas, moral dilemmas, and thought experiments. Students practice listening and public speaking as we explore tricky philosophical issues.
US Grade 5 - 8
Plato quotes Socrates as saying, "Wisdom begins in wonder." This class is for curious and creative kids who can't stop asking "why?" and want to grow their imagination. As long as I have been teaching literature, language, and arts classes in schools, I have always been most passionate about the deepest and biggest ideas—the ones that make us slow down, reflect, think deeply, and see the world in a new light. One "a-ha" moment leads to another, and before you know it, you've become an...
Students will learn the development of philosophy, schools of thought, philosophers and their contributions to the field. Students will develop their critical thinking, listening, and public speaking. Students will learn to defend their claims with evidence and reasoning.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
informal verbal feedback on ideas and thinking
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is in high demand!
Do you want to raise happy, curious, and creative kids? Do you want their imagination nurtured, their critical thinking sharpened, and their skills developed? We love Art, Literacy, and Big Ideas, and we inspire children to fall in love with...
1x per week
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(25)
Completed by 186 learners
Live video meetings
3-6 learners per class