Center for Philosophy for Children

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Tue February 18, 2014

At Seattle Elementary, Philosopher Helps Kids Explore The 'Why' Questions

Jana Mohr Lone leads a philosophy class at John Muir Elementary
Florangela Davila

Students at Seattle's John Muir Elementary School are trying to answer life's big questions. Along with reading and math, the school's curriculum includes philosophy. 

Why philosophy? Kids start asking all sorts of "why" questions starting in preschool, says philosopher Jana Mohr Lone: "Why is the sky blue? Why are some things in color and some things aren’t? Can you be happy and sad at the same time?"

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