[Surfnetkids: 10 Oct 2007] Aristotle

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: LifeLock: Guarantee Your Good Name
3. Weekly Topic: Aristotle
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. October 10, 2007

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

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#3. Aristotle

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/aristotle.htm

Aristotle Printable (** for premium members only)
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Aristotle (384 BCE – 322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher, teacher and scientist. Along with his teacher Plato, he’s considered one of the greatest scholars of ancient Greek civilization. Although Aristotle’s influence may be difficult to gauge, his methods of inductive reasoning have become the cornerstone of modern science, and modern philosophers also owe much to him.

History for Kids: Aristotle
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/philosophy/aristotle.htm
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This single-page Aristotle biography is my pick of the day for middle-school students. It tells the story of how Aristotle studied and taught in Plato’s Academy for twenty years, but was not chosen to lead the Academy after Plato’s death. Instead, he left Athens for Macedon, where he tutored the young price that would become Alexander the Great. Upon the prince’s ascension to the throne, Plato returned to Athens and founded his own school, the Lyceum.

Kids Philosophy Slam: Aristotle
http://www.philosophyslam.org/1_27.html
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Kids Philosophy Slam is an annual program for K-12 students, designed to make philosophy fun and to promote critical thinking skills. As a previous Philosopher of the Week, Aristotle has his own biography page sprinkled with a handful of pithy Aristotle quotes. Best reasons to visit, however, are the classroom discussion questions. “Plato, Aristotle’s teacher, had envisioned an ideal society. How does Aristotle’s ideal society differ from Plato’s? How are they the same?”

Washington State University: Greek Philosophy: Aristotle
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/ARIST.HTM
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Based on World Civilizations classes taught at WSU, Dr. Richard Hooker has compiled this “Internet classroom and anthology” that encourages us not to be scared of Aristotle. “Aristotle represents for most of us an icon of difficult or abstruse philosophical thinking; to know Aristotle often provokes hushed whispers even from highly educated people. For all this reputation, though, Aristotle is actually quite an easy read, for the man thought with an incredible clarity and wrote with a superhuman precision.”

… Click to continue Aristotle.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Note from a Reader

Barbara….
You’re probably too young, but I recall going outside to watch the skies, as a child, during this time….thanks for putting these out….we need another similar event to “fire-up” education in the math and sciences for students in the US once again!
50 years….yikes…where did the time go?!
tks again for your great sites….my sons are in college, but I always enjoy perusing those that you send out….and forward those I think will be of interest to them!
Have a terrific semester/quarter/autumn/end of the year!
Very best,
Barbara

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#6. Related Games

Aristotle Word Search
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Printable Aristotle Word Search
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#7.Quote of the Week

“Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.” ~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944) French author and aviator

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