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.