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Between My Ears

The aim of this lesson plan is to encourage the children to make a distinction between physical and non-physical properties of the mind and/or brain. This encourages them to ‘discover’ abstract nouns in the context of non-abstract entities such as ‘the body’. Plan 1. Read the poem to the class. 2. Give them some si...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Mind/Brain

Here's a Thought

Write the following question on a piece of paper, whiteboard or IWB (interactive whiteboard): Is there a thought on this piece of paper [or whiteboard or IWB etc.]? Nested Questions: What is a thought? Where are thoughts? How are thoughts created? Where do thoughts that aren’t being thought about go? Where is William Sh...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Thinking, Mind/Brain

Where Am I?

Starter Activity Draw a large outline of a person with plenty of room to write words inside on a piece of paper, and photocopy enough for each child in the class. Ask the children to think of all the things that it is that makes us who we are. Provide a couple of examples that demonstrate the range of characteristics you expect: 'guitaris...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Mind/Brain, Identity, Black History Month