This page is for folks helping in the "BIBK" (Big Ideas for Bigger Kids) effort. We are attempting to assemble
resources for discussing philosophy for children ages 10-12.
This page is probably going to change quite a bit as we continue our work, so it may not look very pretty. Sorry!
For further information, or to offer to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Task List
- See if we can get help from philosophers and/or philosophy students. We could especially use help in:
- Reading stories and identifying philosophical implications they contain/surface,
- Optionally and additionally, writing Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion,
- Coverage. List the branches of philosophy - that is not too hard. But there are significant sub-branches or areas of interest as well. Assemble an expanded list of common, major, important, valuable areas of philosophical inquiry; then attempt to find public-domain children's stories that speak to those.
- Identify candidate stories. For each candidate, agree/decide:
- it's in,
- it's out (note our reasons), or
- need to discuss/get advice.
- Choose the version of the story, if there are multiple versions.
- Extract the text, possibly combine from multiple texts, reword, edit, format,
make ready the story text or "copy."
- Identify the philosophical points, questions, quandries, springboards in each story.
- Write the summaries.
- Write the Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion.
- Write the Warm-Up Questions.
- Write the Questions for Philosophical Discussion.
- Format it all; put it on the website.
Find out early sources of "black angel/white angel," animal versus spiritual, demon versus saint.