Big Ideas for Young Thinkers: 20 Questions about Life and the Universe

Big Ideas for Young Thinkers: 20 Questions about Life and the Universe

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What is justice? What is freedom? What is bias? ... And who gets to have big ideas? 

Studies show that children ask caregivers 300 questions a day during meals, trips to the market, and before bedtime. This book teaches children to think critically and discuss ideas in a world that needs bright young thinkers. Jamia Wilson expertly explores the difficult questions kids may ask by relating them to real-life examples and introducing a diverse range of thinkers and luminaries. Drawing on influences from ancient Greeks right up to modern-day American writers, the idea of philosophy - and who gets to have big ideas - is reimagined. 

Choose a question or page to explore and discuss at a time. Relate to the real-life experiences, explore big ideas from a range of thinkers, and decide where you stand on the issue at hand. For example, try to recall your earliest memory. Can you remember a lot or a little? Do memories make us who we are? Or do we pick and choose them to suit who we are? This is a multi-layered book to be explored again and again. 

Extra info in the book includes a manifesto for talking about difficult topics and managing disagreements, a glossary of terms, a timeline of key thinkers, and an index of themes. 

Chapters are organised into five sections: Identity, Life, Truth, Culture, and Creativity. Questions include:

Who am I? What is race?What is gender?What happens when we die?What is right and wrong?What is bias?What is freedom?What is justice?What is memory?


A mind-expanding book to challenge young thinkers, which reimagines philosophy for ages 9 and up.

 
Number of pages: 64

Dimensions : 28.3 x 1.3 x 24.1 cm

Weight: 550g

Format: hardback