This DVD anthology contains twenty-four of the Munch Kids animated films from the ACTF's award-winning Lift Off television series. It features the unscripted voices of six to eight-year-olds talking about philosophical concepts and ideas.
The resource also includes the I Think... Teachers' Guide, outlining the teaching approaches involved in applying a process of philosophical inquiry and the importance of developing visual literacy, as well as classroom strategies with student activities for encouraging philosophical inquiry based on the selected clips.
The inquiry is divided into fourteen units, the first ten contained within the Teachers' Guide and Units 11–14 available in The Learning Centre.
This resource was principally designed to be used with children aged five to thirteen, but is also applicable to an older group.
The material caters for a diversity of interests and abilities appropriate for children in the primary and lower secondary school years and includes suggested activities, discussion questions and learning, teaching and assessment strategies. It supports successful cognitive development by ensuring children are engaged in activities that assist them to:
- develop personal and social values that become part of their lives;
- gain acceptance by, and support among, peers;
- think more reflectively and abstractly;
- become aware of, and interact with, the world around them.
This resource would be most suitable for use in Years F–5 in the curriculum areas of Arts (Media, Visual Arts), Humanities and Philosophy.
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