What My Teen Thinks After Using Philosophy Adventure



Affiliate links may have been used in this post. To read our full disclaimer, click here.

teen-thinks-PA


This was written by my 14 year old daughter, who just finished her first year of high school.

If there is one thing I learned from doing Philosophy Adventure, it would be this: open your mind to different ways of thinking and you may pick up a thing or two along the way, or respectfully agree to disagree. Quotes like “You can never step into the same river twice” by Heraclitus, can be so simple, yet really get you thinking.

My favorite philosopher I learned about would have to be Heraclitus for his witty play on words. Though, some of what he said was confusing, like his writing piece Pithy Prose, which was written in a matter that only very intelligent people could understand it; all of what he said made you think and take things into a new perspective.

My least favorite philosopher I learned about would have to be Protagoras (on a personal level.) From what I learned, I believe Protagoras was a crook and a liar. He was a sophist (traveling teacher) who charged people (which was unheard of) an unrealistic amount of money. Not to mention, I found his persuasion in his debates to be deceiving. He claimed to “make the weaker argument appear stronger” and even if he lost, he could convince you otherwise. My biggest issue with Protagoras has to do with my religious beliefs. I am a Christian and believe Jesus Christ died for my sins so I could be forgiven and have eternal life. Protagoras misconstrued when the Bible said “Man is the measure of all things…” into “man is greater and higher than any god.”

Walking away from this after a year, I can safely say this was my favorite subject in ninth grade and I wasn’t expecting that.

I mentioned that I learned to open my mind to other ways of thinking and personally for me, that means thinking about time in relation to space, thinking about the future, and, overall, my point of view on life. My philosophy is this: that everyone you meet and everything you learn will shape you as a person. In Philosophy Adventure I met eight philosophers who taught me things I will probably even use 10 years from now.

Aside from learning about philosophers, their backgrounds, and what their philosophy was, every other page in a lesson had a section that taught me a little more about writing, thinking, and the philosopher’s worldview v.s. the Biblical view. I found the homework pages and tests to be easy to do independently and not too challenging. Each of the 8 philosopher sections studied had a creative writing segment that I loved. The curriculum came with a schedule that was fairly easy to follow, not giving too much work per-day, and by the second semester I doubled up so I could finish earlier and I didn’t find that too overwhelming.


Would you like to use Philosophy Adventure in YOUR homeschool? 

I gave her 1.5 credits for using this curriculum. You can actually earn 2 full credits, but we didn’t do the “speech” portion enough to gain .5 credit for it. She much rather preferred for me to just read her writing, and I was totally fine with that.

The sample here explains high school credits. 
You can also preview Cathy Duffy’s review here.

Written by Carrie

Carrie

Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She is also the Operations Manager for Build Your Bundle – a once a year HUGE homeschooling sale. She has been homeschooling for ten years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

Opt In Image
Join our growing list of 120,000 homeschoolers who LOVE free stuff!

Is my email safe and will I get junk? Click here for info.

Similar Posts You Might Like:


Need An Affordable Approach to Learning?
Save time, money and stress with our award-winning online homeschool curriculum!

12 Ways to Recycle Coffee Grounds

Every morning when I make a pot of coffee, I feel so bad watching the coffee filter full of used grounds getting tossed into the trash. Surely, there's something useful they could be used for! If you are a coffee-drinking household, you will love these ideas. They are practical and very useful…

DIY Picture Frame Ideas

If you are looking for inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts for Christmas time you will want to try your hand at making some DIY Picture Frames!I love decorating my home on a budget and I love filling my home with family photos. The problem is that I have no budget for…

FREE Christmas Recipe Cards & Joyous Home Journal

I love this time of year! We take a break from Thanksgiving - New Year's and just rest and bake and enjoy each other. Oh, wait! That is what I dream of anyway, LOL. Working from home awards me some of that, but I am often found here posting free…

55 Painless Money Saving Tips

Sometimes it's easy to feel like you've tried everything you can to save money. You've cut coupons, turned the lights off when leaving the room, and turned off the cable. Well, just when you think you've done it all, along comes another money-saving post. These are really worth your time…

40 Sewing Projects Made with 1/4 Yard or Less

I can't count how many times I have had oodles of leftover fabric at the end of a project. Finally, a list of fabulous sewing projects that will help me use it up! There is something in here for everyone. My favorite is #2, but there are so many other…

Free and Cheap for Kindle : Fairy Tale Books for Kids

Today we are delighted to share these FREE and Cheap Fairy Tale Books for Kids!Please note: These Kindle books were FREE or discounted at the time of posting, but likely will only be so for a limited time. Prices can change quickly. Please verify the price before purchasing.Read them on…

Edith Nesbit Books FREE for Kindle

Today we are delighted to share these Completely FREE Edith Nesbit Books!Please note: These Kindle books were FREE or discounted at the time of posting, but likely will only be so for a limited time. Prices can change quickly. Please verify the price before purchasing.Read them on your Kindle, Kindle…

Free and Cheap Kindle Craft Books for Kids

Free and Cheap Books for Kindle Please remember, Amazon prices can change quickly. The books below were free at the time this post went live, but may only be so for a limited time. Please double check the price before purchasing any of the books below.        9 Valentine's Day Ideas You'll Love {.99} - Valentine's Day Crafts for…

97 Easy Ways to Save Money

Christmas is coming, and I think we're all looking for ways to save a little extra cash. Check out these 97 Ways to Save Money, because there's sure to be something in the list that will help! Number 5 is something that my husband does almost every day of the week.…

Teach Kids to Fold Clothes with a DIY Folding Board

Kids can be such a blessing when it comes to chores. The trick is to have patience as they learn to do the tasks. Laundry is a chore that never seems to completely disappear, so why not teach the kids to help you with the madness? Using a simple piece of…

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL NEW POSTS

Notebooking Pages Free Resources