This clip presents the case of a high school student who posted an unflattering remark about her teacher on Facebook. It could be used to get students thinking about free speech.
This clip presents, in an accessible and humorous way, some of the issues surrounding free speech. It could be used to introduce a lesson or lessons on free speech. Teachers might use it in different ways, depending on the ages of the students.
Title: Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction Author: Nigel Warburton Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-923235-2 This short book is an accessible resource for teachers. The book itself is probably, as a whole, too complex for most high school students. Teachers might use it primarily to familiarise themselves with the debates surrounding free speech. There […]
This PowerPoint presentation covers the argument for the existence of God known as The Teleological Argument or The Argument From Design as presented by William Paley. The presentation uses clear and basic language that would be suitable for year 9 and 10 students or younger.
In this short clip, Noam Chomsky gives an explanation of what anarchism is.
This article provides a comprehensive overview of libertarianism. While the article as a whole is complex, two sections are especially accessible. The opening section is especially accessible. Teachers might present this to students as a way of introducing the topic to them. The concluding section – ‘Libertarianism as an Overlapping Consensus’ – could help to […]
This proposed constitution for New Zealand outlines the principles that some libertarians think should govern a state. Libertarianism is a political system that holds that freedom, or liberty, is the primary political value. Libertarians oppose big government, and many of the benefits that governments purport to offer. Teachers might present students with extracts from this […]
This article addresses the relationship between poverty and democracy. The author argues that political freedoms are important for the poor, and for a number of reasons. He argues that while authoritarian governments can sometimes provide for the immediate, more pressing needs of their citizens, it is democracy which fully addresses those needs in the long-term. […]
A website dedicated to helping adults conduct philosophical discussion with and among school children. It includes book modules for a range of childrens books. These include short introductions to the philosophical issues raised by each book and questions to ask children to get a discussion started.
Title: The Oneness of the Eastern Heart and the Western Mind (Part 1, 2 and 3) Author: Sri Chinmoy Publisher: Agni Press Internet location (free pdf): www.srichinmoy.org/pdf/Lectures-Part1.pdf www.srichinmoy.org/pdf/Lectures-Part2.pdf www.srichinmoy.org/pdf/Lectures-Part3.pdf ASIN: B000MJPI2E This is a compilation of transcripts from the Sri Chinmoy international lecture series at various universities. The lectures cover a wide variety of philosophical […]