Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Help with R Philosophy and govt.

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    3

    Wink Help with R Philosophy and govt.

    Hello there. Last week i have had to take over teaching the philosophy class and frankly i'm not sure what to do with them. I want to get them to interact more, but since the oldest class i have taught before has been UG, im not sure how to draw them out. The kids are great and i really enjoy learning with and teaching them. Would any of you far wiser moms have any ideas on teaching the R class? Thank you. Any help would be a blessing.
    Michelle

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    283
    I've found that at first, you need to be prepared to break any question that Tapestry asks down into smaller pieces. In particular if the question is asking them to combine two different sets of facts. I start with asking them to tell me basic fact one and then basic fact two then ask how those two might be combined. I know this is kind of vague, but what you actually ask depends on the lesson.

    The other thing I do is call on students in turn, coming back to students who don't answer until they do have an answer.

    Finally, besides asking Tapestry's questions, you can also ask, "What do you think about this? Would you have liked to do this?" sorts of questions. Everybody should have answer to those questions.
    Pat
    "Of two evils, choose neither."
    Charles H. Spurgeon
    http://www.spurgeon.org/mainpage.htm

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Northeast TN
    Posts
    93
    You can have the students start by reading the appropriate sections of their philosophy text, 'The Story of Philosophy'. This isn't used in every single week-plan but is very beneficial when it is referenced for the week. Then (of course) read the Pageant of Philosophy itself, go through the reading once as a whole and then break it down into sections and discussions the second time you read through it. Ask the students what they think about the topic, ask them why they think this, ask them to give facts to state their opinion, etc.

    I hope this information helps! Have a great day!
    God Bless,
    Sharon Land
    Curriculum Specialist
    Lampstand Press, Ltd.
    423-765-2833 (Option 3)

    We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. (NIV)
    1 Thessalonians 1:2

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    3
    Thank you! i do ask some of the ?s but I had not thought of breaking them down even further. I feel at a loss because i have no students in R and have not had the time to go back and read what they have. But that really helps.
    Michelle
    God Bless You

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    3
    Thank you much sharon. We read the pageant last week, and i asked them a few of the ?s but it did not start a discussion. I am glad you said go through i 2 x. There are things i want to ask about it, but i thought i had to stay with the Tap ?s. I will try it .

    God Bless
    Michelle

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •