This is an easy-to-use, theme-based resource book for Philosophy for Children (P4C) practitioners in primary school settings. It covers ten popular themes which include many current affair issues and enduring curriculum themes such as artificial intelligence, biodiversity, resilience, and waste.
Each theme provides planning for every subject and links to the relevant English national curriculum expectations. Offering ideas for a year’s worth of work, it can be dipped into for inspiration or used for step-by-step sessions. There are links to video clips, websites, and stories that teachers and practitioners can use to base their concept exploration and enquires on.
Presenting a range of philosophical ideas, activities, and resources, this book is essential for all primary P4C facilitators excited by embedding and exploring philosophy across the curriculum.
- About the authors
- How to use this book
- Philosophy at the heart
- The philosophical teacher
- Making metacognition simple
- Artificial intelligence
- Hearts and lungs
- War and peace
Lizzie Lewis and Roger Sutcliffe
Roger Sutcliffe, Bob House and Nick Chandlery
Appendix A: P4C Generic Worksheets
Appendix B: Commemoration dates
"Alison Shorer is always such an inspiration and this book is no exception to that. Absolutely packed with great ideas and resources, it shows that Philosophy for Children truly can be cross curricular, and used within a holistic approach to education, throughout primary education and beyond. For educators new to P4C up to those who have been doing it for years, this book will prove to be an essential tool. An absolute treasure trove of lessons to take you through a full year and beyond."
Dulcinea Norton-Morris, author of Beautiful Thinking: Metacognition from Birth to Five
"I really like that the cross-curricular links were shown and linked to the questions. This makes it easy for teachers to embed P4C into the curriculum."
Natalie Padley, Deputy Head Teacher, St. Martin’s Primary