Each chapter begins with a list of key words and key people and a challenge to students to begin talking about fundamental ideas. Students then navigate the chapter with readable text and several beneficial feature:
- Talking Philosophy: A jumping-off point to get students to "talk philosophy." The questions anticipates the upcoming text.
- Point of View: A brief discussion of various thinkers' points of view relating directly to the content of the text.
- Quotes: Short quotations provoke thought and encourage discussion.
- Cartoons: Provide alternate, humorous views and specifically help to develop inference.
- Thinking Logically: Explanations of common fallacies in reasoning and how to avoid them.
- Research and Inquiry Skills: Included in each unit with in-depth treatment of one specific skill.
Help Your Students:
- Learn skills of critical thinking
- Apply philosophical theories and methods to other subjects and to everyday life
- Find philosophical resources, on the Web, for further study
Demonstrate and Improve Literacy Skills
- Computer literacy for internet searches
- Media literacy for audio-visual presentations
- Verbal and written language for reports and presentations
- Visual art and drama displays and performances.