Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Teaching The Book Thief

Lead Scholar: Jana Mohr Lone (Director of Washington's Center for Philosophy for Children, University of Washington)

March 17, 2015

In The Book Thief, Markus Zusak explores issues of life and death, friendship and community, oppression and resistance, and the nature of courage. This webinar will consider these topics within the structure of a community of philosophical inquiry, a structured, collaborative exploration aimed at constructing meaning and acquiring understanding through the examination of philosophical questions. We will begin with a short talk about ways to inspire a robust community of philosophical inquiry in the classroom.

Subjects: Philosophy; Literary Criticism; Education Studies; Novels; Historical Fiction