Grade 5/6 Philosophy Island Projects - Term Three
The grade 5/6 team were given the task to create their Ideal Society. They were asked to answer three questions - The Type of Society, Governing Body and Who they would allow there. The children had to discuss whether they would have a democratic or dictorial government and why? Whether they would have a multi-faceted or an absolute ruler. Our discussions were based on the philosophers theories - Hobbs and Locke. This was an amazing exercise encompasing current and relevant topics from waste management to conservation, racial discrimination to immigration. We were blown away from the depth of thought and discussion the grade 5/6 children had.