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The Dream
From Delphi the Dreamer


When human beings wake up, their brains immediately launch into some very important questions.  This can happen very quickly, and we often don’t remember we’ve asked them.  
Question one: Who am I?  This is a perfectly normal question to ask in that split second after waking up.  The answer sometimes isn’t obvious.  I’m Delphi, thought Delphi.
Question two: Where am I?  The brain wants to sort this out as quickly as possible too.  I’m at home, Delphi thought.  In the front room by the fire.
Question three: Is this real or am I still dreaming?  This one can be tricky.
In this mind-bending story, Delphi sets out to prove that she is no longer dreaming.  But this turns out to be much more difficult than she imagined – especially when a masked stranger keeps appearing and offering her a wager – one that could cost even her soul.

This download consists of The Dream enquiry from Delphi the Dreamer.


This lesson was written to get the story off to fast and exciting start, with lots of twists and surprising moments. The focus of the lesson should be on engaging with the story first and foremost.  It introduces many of the big questions in the rest of the story – about what is real, what makes a person who they are and about proof and doubt.  The initial discussions are intended to practice basic philosophy skills, which will be very familiar to children if they have already completed Delphi the Philosopher, or a perfect way of introducing the basics of philosophy.  There is also an opportunity to capture the children’s initial ideas in a pre-unit assessment task.


  • The full colour e-book of The Dream 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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Please note that due to disruption caused by Covid-19, we were unable to trial these resources as thoroughly as we usually would.  Therefore, materials may change in the future - but should the resources change substantially, we will be in touch and happy to send you an updated version.  We would also value your feedback in the ongoing development of these materials.

The Dream - Enquiry Pack

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