Philosophy: If a tree falls in a wood…
19 May 2008Add to My Folder
... and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Promote philosophical thinking with tree-themed questions
Trees can provide a fantastic stimulus for creative thinking and reasoning skills
- What is sound?
- Traditional stories
- We cannot eat money
- The meaning of life
- Trees and religion
- Family trees
- Tree poems
Images of nature offer a wonderful basis for inspiring philosophical questions and discussions. In this article, the picture of a tree (see Poster, ‘Tree’) is used as a starting point to get children exploring a range of complex ideas. Trees hold a powerful place in the imagination; in many cultures, forests are regarded as spiritual, sacred places. There is something magical about walking through a wood. If you have access to a wooded area, this would make a wonderful trip to inspire thinking around this topic.
1 What is sound?
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