The thirtieth 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, “Darwin.” 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.”
- Slide 1 (Title Page)
- Slide 2 (Terms to Know)
- Slide 3 (Quote Analysis)
Furthermore, have students complete the following assignment:
- In the “Darwin” chapter, Alberto tells Sophie: “The key words from the middle f the [nineteenth] century were nature, environment, history, evolution, and growth.” After doing some independent research and/or discussing the matter with your classmates, write a short essay in which you both pinpoint and explain the corresponding “key terms” from the twentieth century—or maybe even the twenty-first. (Holtzbrinck Publishers 6)