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The Quest for Happiness

Posted on: 08/02/2018

Eastern Philosophy Course, Fall 2018 Ingrid Klass’s online course “Eastern Philosophy: The Quest for Happiness” features live discussions and is designed for children ages ten and older. Based on her book The Circle of Happiness, the purpose of the course is to provide a wide-ranging introduction to Eastern philosophies, specifically their approach to finding happiness. […]

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Meeting the Great Philosophers: Adventures in Time

Posted on: 08/10/2017

10 August: It was on this date in 1846 that the United States Congress passed legislation creating the Smithsonian Institution, now a massive complex of museums.
Dr. Sharon Kaye has taken advantage of the Smithsonian Institution castle, to create a middle-grades trilogy for our philosophy curriculum. The fictional New Smithsonian Foundation—based in the Smithsonian castle in Washington, D.C.—sends middle school students on a series of virtual reality adventures in which they meet and learn about the work and thinking of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Boyle, Newton, Leibniz, Rousseau, Hume, and Kant. It is exciting and engaging philosophy absorbed through living the problems and arguments rather than reading dry exposition.

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James J. Gallagher

Posted on: 01/22/2014

We have lost the giant in the field of gifted education. Dr. James J. Gallagher, one of the world’s foremost experts in both special education and gifted education, died on Friday, January 17 at the age of 87 in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Gallagher made numerous vital contributions to educational policy on state, national, and […]

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