Since its founding in 1996, the Center for Philosophy for Children at the University of Washington has been dedicated to helping educators engage children with philosophical questions. On the center's Lesson Plans page, visitors will find a number of lessons and activities designed for elementary and middle school students. One such lesson helps middle school-aged children parse the difference between belief, knowledge, and truth. Another lesson engages young students in the question of how to define art. Others center on the ethics of self-driving cars, examining perspectives in the media and the nature of laws. These highly interactive activities can be easily incorporated into a variety of elementary or middle school classrooms. Alternatively, many of the activities found on this website would also work well in a variety of enrichment classes and out-of-school spaces as well.
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