Unit Outline (15 lessons)

Unit: How should we live our lives?Themes: Social Justice, Social Contract theory, Moral decision-making, Cooperation, Competition, Responsibility, Gender equality/inequality, Deception, Exploitation, Rights, Ownership vs custodianship, Climate change, Argument and argument mapping, Assumptions, Hidden premises, (Social and

Lesson 15: A Philosophy of Life

Lesson type: Community of Philosophical InquiryThemes: Ethical behaviour (Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, L&R) Focus inquiry skill: Other points of view, working togetherPurpose: To think about what it means to

Lesson 12: Types of Reasoning

Lesson type: Explicit teachingThemes: Deductive, inductive and hypothetical reasoning, inference, justification (Logic and Reasoning)Focus inquiry skill: Justification and inference Purpose: To foreground types of reasoning, including the difference between deductive,

Lesson 6: Argument mapping review

Lesson type: Application of new learningThemes: Mapping argument, sound argument (Logic and Reasoning)Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Following, mapping and assessing an argumentPurpose: This lesson is designed to review and practise mapping

Lesson 5: Mapping the argument

Lesson type: Explicit teaching and applicationThemes: Mapping argument, sound argument (Logic and Reasoning)Focus inquiry/reasoning skill: Following, mapping and assessing an argumentPurpose: This lesson is designed to foreground and practise mapping