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Each chapter begins with a list of key words and key people and a challenge to students to begin talking about fundamental ideas. Students then navigate the chapter with readable text and several beneficial feature: - Talking Philosophy: A jumping-off point to get students to "talk philosophy." The questions anticipates the upcoming text.- Point of View: A brief discussion of various thinkers' points of view relating directly to the content of the text.- Quotes: Short quotations provoke thought and encourage discussion.- Cartoons: Provide alternate, humorous views and specifically help to develop inference.- Thinking Logically: Explanations of common fallacies in reasoning and how to avoid them.- Research and Inquiry Skills: Included in each unit with in-depth treatment of one specific skill.Help Your Students: - Learn skills of critical thinking- Apply philosophical theories and methods to other subjects and to everyday life- Find philosophical resources, on the Web, for further studyDemonstrate and Improve Literacy Skills- Computer literacy for internet searches- Media literacy for audio-visual presentations- Verbal and written language for reports and presentations- Visual art and drama displays and performances.
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