The thirty-fourth part of this philosophy unit is a continuation of Sophie’s World. Use the following information for classroom instruction.
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, “Counterpoint.” 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 Thirty-Four.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
- Slide 3 (Class Discussion)
Furthermore, have students complete the following assignment:
- Early in the book, we read the following about Sophie: “She decided that philosophy was not something you can learn; but perhaps you can learn to think philosophically.” Discuss whether you—as a reader, as a thinker, as a student—would agree with her. Explain why or why not. (Holtzbrinck Publishers 6)