Political Philosophy Teacher Resources

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Political Theory - Friedrich Hayek

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Friedrich Hayek is known for his theories on the connection between economics and political science—and the way they influence each other. An informative video describes Hayek's political philosophy and his views on the importance of a...
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An Introduction to Aristotle's Politics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are politics a necessary and natural part of society? High schoolers view a brief explanation of Aristotle's Politics to learn more about the ways Greek society — and modern society — form the political world to help citizens improve...
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The Political is Personal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine their own political party affiliations and political beliefs. After reading an article, they discuss how students at Duke define their political philosophies. They brainstorm events, people and experiences that have...
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Writing Exercise: The Age of Reaction

For Students 9th - 11th
Explore the French Revolution of 1830, The Age of Reaction. The class answers five short essay questions where they define political philosophies, summarize the Revolution of 1830, and discuss the effects of the Metternich system and...
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Politics

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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Political Theory - John Locke

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your high schoolers may be tabula rasa about political theory until they learn about John Locke. Use a thought-provoking video to teach them about his philosophies on the natural rights of all humans, religious tolerance, and of course,...
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In Praise of Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a political party and prepare a report about its history, philosophy, and the party's position regarding two major political issues. They complete a variety of additional creative activities regarding their party, as well.
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Politics and Leadership

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a historic leader and analyze how a philosopher's writings influenced the ruler in an essay. In this philosophy of government lesson plan, students view a video and participate in a class discussion on how great...
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The Art of Political Cartoons in Revolutionary America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze political cartoons. In this colonial America lesson, students examine the provided political cartoons and respond to analytical questions about each of them.
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The Presidential Campaign Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students play a game. In this election lesson plan, students play the Presidential Campaign Game. Students learn about the politics and process of electing a president.
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Chinese Philosophies & Ethical Codes

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Focusing primarily on Confucianism, these slides contrast the philosophies of India with those of China - and introduce the philosophies of Legalism and Daoism as well. Your world history lecture will come alive with the clear outlines...
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Politics

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Politics by Aristotle. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Political Parties Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this political parties worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions about the history of party politics in the United States.
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Comparison of Political Ideologies in the Context of Constitutional Preambles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the various philosophies that form the foundations of political systems of major world countries.
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Analyzing Political Party Platforms, 1840-1860

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students deduce from reading political party platforms from the 1840s-1860s which party and what year the platform is from. They analyze the foundations and political philosophies underlying the platforms and the parties.
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Philosophy - Thomas Aquinas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The patron saint of teachers, Thomas Aquinas, believed in the importance of knowledge and expanding one's mind. A brief analysis of St. Thomas and his accomplishments, views, and contributions to Western civilization lends well to any...
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An Introduction to Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do you live a life of action or a life of contemplation? Hannah Arendt's 1958 publication The Human Condition addresses the philosophical components of human life, including the necessity of and relationships between work, labor, and...
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An Introduction to Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is right isn't always lawful — and what is lawful isn't always right. Such is the argument of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, which contends that it is the duty of the citizen to disobey the authority of the government...
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Making Change: Revolutionary Tactics of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs introduces viewers to the differing philosophies of and strategies employed by 1960s civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the debate over...
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A New Political Party

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a Political Spectrum Analysis, then align themselves with other students with similar scores. In groups, they develop political parties, policies, philosophies, and organize political campaigns.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Defining the Separation of Power

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the separation of powers in the American government and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Examining Gandhi’s Critique of Modern Civilization: The Lessons of Modern Japan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the political philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi. In this Mohandas Gandhi lesson, students investigate Gandhi's thoughts about modern civilization as they listen to a lecture presented by their instructor.
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Compare the United States Government with Other Political Systems

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the U.S. form of government and illustrate other forms of government found throughout the world. They explain the similarities and differences between the U.S and other governments.
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An Introduction to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover Aristotle's view of happiness, or eudaimonia, with a short video that analyzes the Greek philosopher's Nicomachean Ethics. An applicable example of finding the golden mean when pursuing happiness connects ancient Greek...

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