ERIC Number: ED148665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Ethical Inquiry: Instruction Manual to Accompany "Lisa."
Lipman, Matthew; And Others
This instructional manual is designed to accompany "Lisa," a philosophy reader for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students (ED 137 215). The aim of the course is to encourage children to consider and reflect upon their moral values. Concerned with ethics, "Lisa" is an attempt to understand moral conduct. Emphasis is on having the students learn to think as clearly and logically as possible, show the relevance of such thinking to the problems that confront them, and think in ways which search out fresh alternatives and which open new options. Some of the major philosophical themes in the course include truth, fairness, consistency, free will, naturalness, change and growth, and standards and rules. The manual is divided into 15 chapters, each beginning with "Teaching Ideas." Each idea is then used as the basis for exercises, discussion plans, and activities. The manual includes an index which identifies discussion plans and activities on a given subject. A philosophical content chart is also included, which shows "Lisa" as a follow-up to a study of "Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery." (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Childhood Attitudes, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Logic, Logical Thinking, Moral Development, Moral Issues, Philosophy, Productive Thinking, Social Problems, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Inst. for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children.
Note: For a related document, see ED 137 215