Are numbers real? Can trees think? Who am I?
Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization
PLATO nurtures young people’s curiosity, critical thinking, and desire to explore big questions,
through philosophy and ethics programs for students, educators, and families.
Webinars and workshops for teachers, programs for schools, an intensive online course, and more.
Classroom and online philosophy classes for children and youth and programs for families.
PLATO’s Philosophy Toolkit is one of the most extensive collections in the world of free resources for philosophy sessions in K-12 classrooms, at home, during community events, and beyond!
There are over 250 lesson plans for leading philosophical discussions with young people of all ages, including activities and exercises, games, and discussion plans for works of children’s literature.
The Toolkit includes lesson plans for philosophical topics in:
- History and Social Studies
- Language Arts and Literature
- Math and Logic
Plus additional resources for many other subjects, including ethics, philosophy of science, epistemology, race and gender, philosophy of art, social and political philosophy, philosophy of education, and much more!
ONLINE AUGUST WORKSHOP
PHILOSOPHERS IN THE SCHOOLS
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS
Thanks to PLATO’s long-standing relationship with the University of Washington Department of Philosophy, developed by the Center for Philosophy for Children before its merger with PLATO in 2022, we offer:
- Graduate and undergraduate courses about philosophy with children and youth
- A graduate fellowship program
- A Certificate of Mastery for University of Washington graduate students
- The Washington State High School Ethics Bowl
- Workshops and resources for local teachers
- Opportunities for visiting scholars and educators