Craft – Rorschach Art
Key Points – Meet the Philosophers
Collaborative – Tragedy of the Commons - an experiment
Writing – Quote That! - Write your favorite philosophical quotes
Math/Logic – New Cheerios - survey and graphing
Character Connection - Bullying discussion
Big Activity – I Believe... - we are all philosophers, each with our own set of beiefs
Movement – Truth or Consequences - a physical game with philosophy trivia
Specialty Disney Days Lesson
Words are powerful
Prejudice hurts everyone
Anyone can make a difference
Overcoming bullying comes when you have confidence in you and define yourself instead of letting others define you
Resources for bullying include:
thinking happy thoughts
Getting out of hurtful relationships, and
finding your squad or crew
Standard Disney Days Lesson
Fields of philosophy
Unkind words hurt
Hunt – Quest for Questions
Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
broken windows theory
Write 15 reasons that you like you. Share them with a parent or friend.
Write down or draw your best 5 happy thoughts. Practice using them when you feel sad or mad.
Identify who makes you sad and who makes you feel good. Create a plan on how to spend more time with those who make you feel good.
Write an encouraging letter or email to someone with compliments and why you appreciate them. This will help them feel good about themselves.
Make some inkblot images by putting paint on a paper and folding the paper in half. Ask a few people what they think the inkblot pictures look like. What do their responses tell you about them? Write your thoughts in your Wizard journal.
Play with mirrors to explore symmetry.
Make a math number wheel: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/spin-your-number-wheels!-lesson-plan/
Discover the genetic traits in Harry Potter: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/education/lessonplans/science.html
Create geometry in a Box: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/geometry-in-a-box-lesson-plan/
Discover how statistics can be twisted to show different results. Write your findings in your Wizard journal.
Explain how you can affect someone else’s mood for better or worse.
Make up some of your own profound sayings. Write them in your wizard journal.
Start a dream diary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_diary
Consider the genetic traits in the Harry Potter books. For example, the ability to speak parseltongue (being able to speak to snakes) is a genetic trait possessed by some characters and their parents. Explore the use of Punnett squares to predict trait inheritance.
Make Falling Leaves Poetry Spinners: https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/falling-leaves-poetry-spinners-lesson-plan/
Consider the Age of Reason, the Age of Enlightenment, and some classicizing movements in Modernism and their influence on art & science. Create some art in these styles.
Complete several familiar adages with your own thoughts, such as:
Make a timeline of philosophy.
Compare the evil Harry Potter characters and views to the views of history’s philosophers.
What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Write your thoughts in your Wizard journal.
Consider the Magic Pensieve. Should all memories be remembered? Are there some things that are better if they are forgotten? Are there some bad things that should be are important to be remembered? Discuss these things with your family. Write your thoughts in your Wizard journal.