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High School English: Philosophy – Sophie’s World Part Eight

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The eighth part of this philosophy unit is a continuation of Sophie’s World. Use the following information for classroom instruction.

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Use the text Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder. Any edition will work.

Have students read the chapter titled, “Athens.” It would be best if students took notes on key points from the reading.

Next, go over the slideshow (included in this article with more elaborate points). It is titled “Sophie’s World Part Eight.”

  • Slide 1 (Title Page)
  • Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
  • Slide 3 (Quote Analysis)

Furthermore, have students complete the following assignment:

  • Regarding the video cassette that Sophie watches in secret, how is Alberto Knox able to bring ancient Athens back to life? (Holtzbrinck Publishers 3)

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