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The Sindbad Stories: The Island

The Story Sindbad the sailor said: ‘I was born wealthy in the city of Baghdad and wanted for nothing. I spent my wealth as if it were an endless spring without a thought for the future. But one day the spring ran dry and, almost without noticing, I became poor. Whilst I wondered about what to do I recalled some lines of poetry that adv...

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Themes: Knowledge

The Wise Uncle

I told my Uncle as he drank his tea That our class is doing Philosophy. ‘Is that wise?’ he said, frowning down at me. ‘Wise is what philosophy’s supposed to be’ I replied, helpfully. ‘It’s dangerous’ he said, ‘actually’. I was stunned. How could this be? My uncle murmured: &lsq...

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Subjects: English

Themes: Reasoning, Knowledge

Will Power

Tell the story of ‘Cookies’ (from Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel) for young children or read ‘Bite’ from Thoughtings for older students. Run an enquiry around one of these stimuli. Possible TQs: TQ (Cookies): Did either Frog or Toad use any will power? TQ (Bite): What decides what your tongue likes? Or,...

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Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Self-control, Free will, Choice, Behaviour