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What is justice? What is really real? Why is Socrates always running around the city finding random people to talk to? Answer these questions and more — by jumping into one of the most intriguing conversations ever recorded! Based on a reading of excerpts from Plato’s Republic, engage middle and high school students in a rich close reading of this important philosophical text. Inside you’ll find a host of activities, questions, scenarios, and discussions to keep your students fine-tuned to the deeper avenues of philosophical thinking — while at the same time keeping it real — for a full 1 Week+ Unit.

N.B. This product bundle includes Google Apps for Education links — Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Forms! Compatible with both in-person and remote and distance learning.

What’s Included in the Bundle:

  • Map Activity: Day in the Life of Socrates in Athens

  • Prologue to Plato’s Republic — Socrates at the Piraeus Lesson

  • Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Lesson

  • The text of the story is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave (Republic VII.514a-520a)

  • The story is retold from the source material in easy-to-understand English. Great for a class read-and-share. Or, have students pair-read the text and then have a whole-class discussion.

  • 1 Caught You! The Ring of Gyges Lesson

  • Discuss Any Moral Dilemma! Mini-Lesson

  • Use this graphic organizer to facilitate a lesson based on ANY moral dilemma or problem that comes out of your class’s reading of Plato.

  • BONUS: 3-Box Note-taking Template for Students

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