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A Dog's Life

Philosophy Diogenes was a Cynic, a group of philosophers in Hellenistic times (c. 323-146 BCE) that dropped out of conventional society much like modern-day hippies. The origin of the word 'cynic' comes from the Greek (via Latin) for 'dog', and has the same root as the English word 'canine'. In this story we explore th...

Ages: Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Responsibility, Independence, Happiness, Freedom, Ancient Greek

The big orange splot

Plumbean decides that he wants his house to be a little different to the others in the street. But what will the neighbours think? Should he be bothered? Task Questions: Should Mr Plumbean paint his house how he wants? Why? Is it naughty to paint his house how he wants it? Is it ok to paint it, if his neighbours don't like i...

Ages: Ages 3-5 (EYFS), Ages 5-7 (KS1)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Difference, Independence, Same