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From Delphi the Philosopher


Delphi finally gets to speak to Socrates face to face - but what can she say?  Isn't there any way of saving him?  Their conversation will last long in Delphi's memory - and show her what it might really mean to be a philosopher.

This download consists of the Hemlock enquiry from Delphi the Philosopher.


This story comes at the end of the full scheme of work and so can be taught over one or two lessons depending on the amount of assessment desired.  This lesson, or these lessons, gives the children an opportunity to analyse a philosophical debate and then take up these ideas to debate between themselves.  The aim should be to consolidate all the skills developed through all their philosophy lessons, and so is best delivered once the children have developed skills in other lessons.  If taught over two sessions, the first lesson will tell the story and let the children debate the death of Socrates, while the second session provides an opportunity to reflect on the story as a whole and capture evidence of progress.


  • The full colour e-book of Hemlock from Delphi the Philosopher, including guidance notes for teachers throughout.
  • Detailed lesson plans.
  • 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 ready to print off for your classroom.
  • Examples of pupil work.


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Hemlock - Enquiry Pack

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    Download is in a .zip format.  This can be opened by most operating systems or with free software such as Winzip ( 


    The resources are in .pdf format.  This will require software such as Microsoft Edge or Adobe Reader to open. The document should open on tablets / phones without the need for additional software, but should be saved to your files or an app such as iBooks.


    The slideshows are in read-only Powerpoint presentation format (.ppsx).

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