In 399 BC, Socrates stood before a jury of 500 fellow Athenians and was accused of refusing "to recognize the gods recognized by the state" and "of corrupting youth." The trial took place in the heart of Athens with jurors and a crowd of spectators. Create a mock trial of Socrates and have accusers with an allotted amount of time to present their case.
Students should write a new ending or part of one of the philosophical arguments in "Phaedo". Students should share an excerpt of the alternate ending with the class.
Create approximately 30 questions and answers for the class based on "Phaedo". There should be several different categories and different allotted point amounts based on the difficulty of the question. Topics for the categories may include: facts about ancient Greece, Plato's life, Socrates, and philosophical tenets. Students should break into two teams to...
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