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Big Questions
From Delphi the Philosopher


Socrates is in prison - but this is Athens, and Delphi knows there's more than one big thinker in this city. However, when she tracks them down, they turn out to be nothing like she hoped. They look like people you'd cross the street to avoid and can't seem to agree on anything at all. But they do seem to ask a lot of questions...

This download consists of the Big Questions enquiry from Delphi the Philosopher.


This lesson introduces the subject of philosophy explicitly and focuses on questioning skills. The purpose of the lesson is to develop the children’s understanding of philosophy as a subject and start to develop their imaginations in terms of thinking philosophically. The children will learn what makes a philosophical question and come up with their own suggestions. The story also introduces different ideas about the best way to live, through the opinions of the different philosophers. The children will then have the opportunity to practise the skills learned so far in a short enquiry about what makes a good life.


  • The full colour e-book of Big Questions from Delphi the Philosopher, including guidance notes for teachers throughout.
  • Detailed lesson plan.
  • The Delphi Philosophy Enquiry Guide, a quick-start guide to teaching with Delphi Philosophy.
  • Picture slideshow, including all the questions and hand drawn and painted colour illustrations.
  • All the sentence stems and other display materials ready to print off for your classroom.


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Big Questions - Enquiry Pack

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