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The Golden Mean
From Delphi the Philosopher


Delphi thinks she might have found out how to be a good person - it all lies in the strange potions she finds in an abandoned shop.  Of course, Delphi persuades Plato that they must find out if they really work.  Surely drinking a Kindness potion wouldn't change her that much anyway, would it?

This download consists of The Golden Mean enquiry from Delphi the Philosopher.


This lesson focuses on what makes a good person and the idea of ‘if’.  The children will develop their enquiry skills, particularly in terms of asking ‘What if…?’ to both predict what might happen and also to try out different ideas and possibilities.  The content is based around Aristotle's virtue ethics, and the children respond to the idea that the ideal person has the ‘middle’ of every pair of virtues (not too kind, not too selfish, for example).


  • The full colour e-book of The Golden Mean 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 ready to print off for your classroom.
  • Examples of pupil work.
  • Lesson resources.


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The Golden Mean - Enquiry Pack

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