ERIC Number: ED222424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Looking for Meaning. Instructional Manual to Accompany "Pixie".
Lipman, Matthew; Sharp, Ann Margaret
Designed to accompany "Pixie," a philosophy reader for students in grades three and four, this instructional manual presents discussion plans, games, philosophical activities, and reasoning exercises so that the concepts in the reader can be readily operationalized in the classroom. The "Pixie" program focuses on abstract reasoning, ambiguity, and interpersonal relationships. The manual is divided into 11 sections, corresponding to the chapters in "Pixie." Each section provides a summary of the chapter followed by discussion questions, exercises, a teacher evaluation form, student evaluation forms, and notes on successful exercises. Students identify ambiguous words, create endings to mystery stories, analyze people's feelings, list likes and dislikes, and discuss differences between a word and its symbol. Discussions include feelings about being alone, spatial relationships, rules in families, differences in animals and people, and the significance of names. Students also construct similies and analogies. (KC)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Ambiguity, Concept Teaching, Elementary Education, Ethical Instruction, Figurative Language, Grade 3, Grade 4, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Moral Development, Philosophy
First Mountain Foundation, Box 196, Montclair, NJ 07042 ($30.00, loose leaf notebook, hardbound).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Inst. for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children.
Note: For a related document, see SO 014 314.