New Middle School Philosophy Course
As you may know, I am teaching a great deal more at St. Vincent's Cathedral School's middle school this year than I did last year. I will be teaching 8th grade American History and Latin II, and combined classes of 7th and 8th graders for Ethics and Introduction to Philosophy. I will also be teaching Old Testament and World Religions to the 6th graders. I am particularly excited about the new Philosophy course I have designed. We are using Jostein Gaarder's entertaining novel Sophie's World as our textbook. I recommend it for all readers 13 and up (though Gaarder displays a "philosophy is better than religion" bias at times). You can view the syllabus here.
The image left is Francesca's St. Augustine.