The Cave Club
From Delphi the Dreamer
Delphi’s dad is missing. But even worse than that, the city of Athens has become… strange. An odd creature that might be a rabbit (or might be a duck), hops (or waddles) through the streets and many of Athens’ citizens have taken to sitting in an underground cave, watching a shadow puppet show on the cave wall. The show’s name is Reality – and Delphi is going to need all her philosophical knowhow to show them the truth. In this dramatic retelling of Plato’s famous Allegory of the Cave, Delphi must find a way to rescue her friends and father, and help them face the truth, no matter how difficult it is.
This download consists of The Cave Club enquiry from Delphi the Dreamer.
In this dramatic retelling of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, the children consider what we mean by reality. The lesson builds up to a presentation opportunity, where children roleplay trying to persuade the crowd what is real. This allows for a broad range of skills to be developed, including presenting to an audience, asking questions and anticipating responses. The chapter also explores ideas around meaning, introducing the next sentence stem. The famous image of the duck/rabbit is also used as a way to consider the relationship between perception and reality. This lesson allows for a lot of philosophical depth if that is your focus, or you can focus on the presentation aspect – or simply the exciting story!
- The full colour e-book of The Cave Club from Delphi the Dreamer, including guidance notes for teachers throughout.
- Detailed lesson plan.
- The newly updated 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 resources ready to print off for your classroom.
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The Cave Club - Enquiry Pack
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