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Module: Philosophy AS Level Topic An introduction to Greek Philosophy Lessons 1 Approaches Teacher led delivery on logos; mythos; why Greece? Pre-Socratic philosophers. Homework find a Roman myth. What is it trying to say? Explore one Pre-Socratic philosopher and prepare a three slide powerpoint presentation. Students lead the lesson: A discussion of their work on myths. A presentation of their powerpoints on Pre-Socratic philosophers with handouts. Resources Powerpoint www.historyguide. org Lecture 8 Differentiation

An examination of the notion of myth and an exploration of PreSocratic philosophers Socrates

Student homework on myths Student powerpoint and handouts

Through peer education

Introduction to Socrates. Watch the DVD on Socrates. Make notes for future discussion. Worksheet provided as a framework for note taking. Group then class discussion on Socrates. Homework: Socrates his contribution to Greek Philosophy.

DVD Socrates Worksheet based on the DVD. Homework: to make use of IGS website and www.squashedphil osophers.com

Through discussion

PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS: SCHEMES OF WORK Module: Philosophy AS Level Topic Socratic Questioning Lessons 4 Approaches Using the cartoons provided explain the methodology of Socratic questioning. Peer mark. Distribution of the Speech of Socrates linked with his death. Hot seating Socrates and then Plato. Write a eulogy; or poem; or free choice. Students receive a copy of the text of the Analogy of the Cave. Students to draw the analogy. Explanation of the analogy. Background reading on the cave Resources Cartoon worksheet. Differentiation Peer marking and discussion.

The speech of Socrates. Drama hot seating.

Platos cave (2 lessons)

Copy of text. Powerpoint slides and handout. Background reading pack*

Draw the analogy of the cave.

Useful websites: www.yorku.ca/bwall/nats1730/notes/scienceasdiscovery06-plato.pdf (Student) www;//faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/cave.htm (student) www.bergen.edu/faculty/gcronk (staff) Powerpoint: Plato

PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS: SCHEMES OF WORK Module: Philosophy AS Level Topic Platos cave Lessons 6 Approaches Show sections from The Matrix. Divide into groups take one representation from the analogy and explain how this is further developed in The Matrix. Feedback. Homework watch more of The Matrix to enable you to write a film review on it and its links with Platos cave. Teacher led information on the topic. Class discussion: Is there any reason to believe that anything exists except what we can observe? Teacher delivery of information on the World of Forms focusing on concepts and phenomena; and the concept of ideas. Homework: background reading on the Forms. Background reading pack on Plato * Resources DVD the Matrix Students homework go onto www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Theater/ 9175/neo/matrixplatoscave Differentiation Group discussion Visual learning G&T extension work read the dissertation on this: http://whatisthematrix.warnerbros. com/rl_cmp/new_phil_patridge.html

Critical analysis of the Analogy of the Cave

Platos Forms (2 lessons)


Useful websites: www.niu.edu/njdye/forms.html (student) (www.globalnet.co.uk/n/loxias/plato/platos-page.htm) (student)

PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS: SCHEMES OF WORK Module: Philosophy AS Level Topic Platos Form of the Good Lessons 10 Approaches Teacher use of powerpoint. Discussion groups: pg7 new text. Groups to work together: Thought shower on the Forms. Teacher led information using powerpoint. Group discussion: Do you agree with Plato that Forms exist? Justify your answer with reasons. Homework: Write a dialogue between Plato and a proponent of the criticisms. To be read at the beginning of next lesson. Read through the dialogues. Timeline activity. Guidance on essay writing. Starter activity question and answer quiz as a team Game. Write an essay either Plato & the Cave or Plato & the Forms Student homework. Timeline cards. Glue. Handout. Q&A prepared. Two test questions and answers. 1. Explain Platos analogy of the Cave A01. Plato does not value experience enough. Discuss A02. 2. Explain Platos concept of Forms and the particular importance of the Form of the Good A01. Platos concept of Forms is simply a theory with no basis in fact. Discuss. A02 Peer support. Resources Staff guide Differentiation

Critical analysis of the Forms and the form of the Good


Recap on philosophers so far. How to write a philosophy essay at AS. Essay practice on Plato.



One as 45 minute test today and the other one for homework.