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December 16, 2022 Back to All News

Our Newest Teaching Children Philosophy Discussion Guides

We’re always adding new discussion guides to our collection of Teaching Children Philosophy lesson plans. This year, we were excited to receive submissions from a class of undergraduate students at Northeastern University, a children’s librarian in California, and our own Hillman interns. The new guides feature classroom discussion prompts about everything from the importance of self care to power dynamics on the playground and more. Each lesson plan features a popular picture book and introduces educators to the key philosophical or ethical issues in the story. The guides also provide questions to help initiate a philosophical discussion with young children. Explore this list of our newest books today!

The Rainbow Tulip by Pat Mora

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick

Sam Tells Stories by Thierry Robberecht

The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barraca

Rulers of the Playground by Joseph Kuefler

No Matter What by Debi Gliori

Billy’s Booger by William Joyce

A Little Bit Brave by Nicola Kinnear

Another by Christian Robinson

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Disney’s Inside Out by Suzanne Francis

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose by Lauren Tarshis

Indigo and the Whale by Joyce Dunbar

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford

The Good Egg by Jory John and Pete Oswald

Thanks to all the students and educators who submitted discussion guides this year!

Are you interested in trying your hand at creating a discussion guide of your own? We’d love to hear from you–find instructions for submitting your module at our submission page.

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