Thursday, 7 January 2016

A Fabulous Philosophy Session!

This afternoon we had a fantastic Philosophy lesson. Today's stimulus was the beautifully illustrated 'How to Live Forever' by Colin Thompson. It was an intriguing story and every group generated some excellent enquiry questions inspired by the book.

We discussed the questions and decided whether they made any assumptions. Can you remember any that we spotted today?

The question we voted to discuss was, 'Why do some people want to live forever?'

It was a lively and constructive discussion, with lots of interesting ideas raised. We soon began discussing the pros and cons of living forever, then some children questioned whether, if you did live forever, it would be better to be frozen at 10 years old or get progressively older.

What were your final thoughts from today's P4C enquiry?

Perhaps you could continue the conversation with someone at home!


Daniel :{) said...

The P4C lesson was Brilliant

Jess said...

Best lesson ever!

Jess said...

It was a very hard question " Would you like to live forever "
I wouldn't!

Jada said...

I think that book is really moving and motavating. The question " Why do some people want to live foever?" is very true because most people want to live forever. So we had a very good discussion.

Elizabeth said...

I think that was the best question we have ever came up with in philosophy!

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