Oct 20, 2020
Three highlights for you to bring to your classroom this autumn
Mexico's El Dia de los Muertos
As the nights draw in, we have looked afar to Mexico to explore their Day of the Dead, bringing you an activity to consider how the Mexican's regard their dead. It makes a great alternative to Halloween.
Another way to explore this otherwise infrequently talked about topic is with our friends at Wonder Ponder. They are working on a free downloadable booklet for thinking, talking, drawing and writing about death. It will be available to download here from 22 October.
Interfaith Week starts on 8 November and drives us to bring cooperation, understanding and peace between different faiths. There are dedicated primary and secondary resources on the Interfaith Week website, but why not also look at CDEC's RE resource box collection where you can look at and explore artefacts, stories and information from Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism as well as Buddhism. Our boxes are free to loan if your school is a member of CDEC (find out more about membership here).
World Philosophy Day
And, finally, on 19 November we mark World Philosophy Day. Here at CDEC, Philosophy for Children (P4C) is central to our approach to education and to developing curious, open-minded and confident voices in our young generations.
We've brought together some training events that are taking place in and around World Philosophy Day, which is also part of our partnership of #CumbriaP4Cis25.
5 November: SAPERE Level 1 P4C online training with Little Chatters
Beginning on Thurs 5 November 1-5pm, Thursday 12th November 4-6pm, Tuesday 17th November 4-6pm and Thursday 19th November 4-6pm. Please book here.
5 November: SAPERE Level 1 P4C online training with Philosopher's Backpack and Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)
Beginning 5 November then on 12 and 19 November 1-5pm. Please book here.
18 November, 4-5pm: CDEC's online CPD/webinar In Conversation with Dr Laura Kerslake on her Playground of Ideas. Tickets are free. Please book here.