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Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy Through Picture Books

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hZ6bYFALx8CPukLjBqY4lw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false A diverse group of second graders at an urban charter school in Springfield, Massachusetts, learns to love books and reading as they argue about some of life’s headiest issues using picture books as a starting point for their discussions. A Julie Akeret Production. /episodes/get/29529 /episode/29529 Big Ideas for Little Kids /episode-player/29529

BIG IDEAS FOR LITTLE KIDS documents classes conducted at Martin Luther King Charter School by students at Mount Holyoke College under the guidance of Philosophy Professor Thomas Wartenberg and President Lynn Pasquerella. The goal of Wartenberg and Pasquerella's unique class is to give children an opportunity to pursue their natural curiosity and inclination for philosophy. Philosophy is not usually part of a second-grade curriculum, yet this documentary accompanies a group of college students who lead a series of philosophy classes for six- and seven-year olds.

Air date:
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 16:09
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