Philosophical Chairs


  • Philosophical Chairs
  • Reproducible sheet

Common Core Standards

This activity directly supports the following ELA-Literacy Common Core Strands:

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-onone, in groups, and teacher-led)
with diverse partners on grade 6–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Seek to understand other perspectives and cultures and communicate effectively with audiences or individuals from varied backgrounds.

Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.