Unit Overview

Name of unit: Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry/What Makes Me, Me?Themes: Identity (Metaphysics/Epistemology)Books used for this unit:Chesters, Fynes-Clinton, Hinton, and Scholl, (2013) Philosophical and Ethical Inquiry for Students in the Middle Years and

Unit 1: What makes me, me?

Unit Plan Year 7 Term 1 Name of unit: Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry/What Makes Me, Me?Themes: Identity (Metaphysics/Epistemology)Books used for this unit:Chesters, Fynes-Clinton, Hinton, and Scholl, (2013) Philosophical and Ethical

Unit 1 Outline (9 lessons)

Unit Plan Year 7 Term 1 Name of unit: Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry/What Makes Me, Me?Themes: Identity (Metaphysics/Epistemology)Books used for this unit:Chesters, Fynes-Clinton, Hinton, and Scholl, (2013) Philosophical and Ethical

Lesson 9: Reflection

We have explored identity and developed our skills in discussing and coming up with ‘Big’ questions. Download this printout and distribute to your students: T1.L9-Written-ReflectionDownload

Lesson 8: The Ship of Theseus

Year 7, Term 1 Unit: Introduction to Philosophy/Identity Lesson type: Community of philosophical inquiry Theme: Famous philosophical problems - The Ship of Theseus (Personal identity, change) Specific inquiry/reasoning skill(s): Giving

Lesson 5: What Makes Me, Me?

Year 7, Term 1 Unit: Introduction to Philosophy/Identity Lesson type: Setting the Agenda for Discussion Philosophical stimulus material to be used: 'The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek' by Jenny Wagner* Philosophical

Lesson 4: Reviewing Types of Question

Year 7, Term 1 Unit: Introduction to Philosophy/Identity Lesson Type: Skill practice: open intellectual questions Theme: Open intellectual questions (Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning) Specific inquiry/reasoning skill: Giving reasons | Rule

Lesson 3: Types of Questions

Year 7, Term 1 Unit: Introduction to Philosophy/Identity Lesson type: Activity - exploring types of questions Theme: Open, intellectual questions (Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning) Specific inquiry/reasoning skill: Giving reasons |

Lesson 2: What does it mean to think?

Year 7, Term 1 Unit: What Makes Me, Me? Lesson type: Concept exploration activity, 'Black, White or Grey?': What is thinking? Theme: Thinking (Epistemology, Logic and Reasoning) Specific inquiry skill: