The Republic

Lesson Plan for Middle School Socratic Seminar:

This seminar focuses on a translated excerpt (by Touchstones) of The Republic and culminates in a comparative cost-benefit writing.

This seminar, designed for English and Language Arts classes in Middle School grades, guides students to explore the themes of freedom, good and evil, perspective, responsibility.

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Sample Socratic Seminar Questions

Socratic Seminar questions are designed to provoke creative and critical thinking. Sample discussion questions from this lesson plan include:

  • What does the shepherd illustrate about being invisible?
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