What’s the Point?
Have students answer the prompt: “I am wondering, what’s the point of _______?” with as many responses as they can think of.
Make a list of their answers and then vote for which ones the group would like to discuss first. Think together about what the point is of the thing in question. Might it be the kind of thing that feels important but really is not? Perhaps it is the kind of thing that feels insignificant but is in fact quite important.
Keep a copy of their “What’s the point of____?” lists and use their answers for future discussions or as warm-ups at the start of philosophy sessions.