Teaching Children Philosophy
Ready to try your hand at having a philosophical discussion with children using classic picture books? Check out our collection of over 200 modules, each designed to spark an exciting dialogue.
The Prindle Institute and The Castle together reach hundreds of local students a year with lessons incorporating moral reasoning and ethical thought.
Ethics Stimulus Packages
Stimulus materials curated by the Prindle Institute and designed to spark discussions about the critical issues facing high school students today.
K-5 Ethics Education
Stories can act as a secure space for children to explore some of the tough moral issues they face. Classic children’s tales form the foundation of our ethics education programming for K-5 students. We serve children and educators inside and outside the classroom. Stories are at the heart of all we do for children, whether it’s through our annual Express C.A.M.P. or our professional development workshops for elementary educators.Read more
Middle School and Beyond
We’ve developed an exciting suite of workshops for middle-school classrooms that empower students to examine and discuss their own values and moral frameworks. To create and implement these workshops, the Prindle Institute regularly partners with The Castle, a local Putnam County organization that works to invigorate the curriculum of area schools through arts integration and project-based learning. The Prindle Institute and The Castle typically reach hundreds of local students a year with lessons incorporating moral reasoning and ethical thought.Read more
Resources for Educators
High School Ethics Bowl
Sharing stories, understanding values
The world children and adolescents face today is full of divisiveness and moral uncertainty. We believe that by equipping students with the skills to talk about their own values, civilly engage in dialogue with their peers and recognize moral
issues when they arise, we can empower young people to live examined, fulfilled lives. Our K-12 programming harnesses the power of narrative to create impactful content that resonates with students and educators.
Resources for Educators
The Prindle Institute for Ethics wants to serve educators with our content and educational resources. Whether you’re a Putnam County
fifth grade teacher or a professor in California, we’ve got the resources you need to engage your students with ethics.
We love ethics bowl
The Prindle Institute loves ethics bowl so much we host two huge high school competitions every year! We think ethics bowl is a fantastic teaching tool because unlike typical debate competitions, the judging
criterion focuses more on key elements of constructing a well-reasoned argument in a civil manner. We’re the home of the annual Indiana High School Ethics Bowl competition and each summer, we also host an invitational for the nation’s top high school ethics bowl teams.