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Politics and Society Learning Path: Key Thinker Revision Hobbes Learning Path

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A selection of resources around the ideas of Politics and Society Key thinker Thomas Hobbes, all useful in revising his ideas and perspectives.
7 resources in this Learning Path

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Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Political Theory - Thomas Hobbes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i4jb5XBX5s Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Short 6 min video explaining the thinking of Thomas Hobbes and poses the question why people should follow the law of rulers - especially those who may not be considered 'good'. It explains how Hobbes favoured the 'social contract' over the 'devine right of kings'. Explains terms like 'the state of nature' and 'leviathan'. Explains the historical influences that shaoped his thinking.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Suggestions for use: Very student-friendly. Could be played in class followed by a discussion on his philosophy.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Locke versus Hobbes

http://jim.com/hobbes.htm Added: 29 Aug 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Contrasts the various premises held by the political philosopehrs John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. Both men are considered 'social theorists' but both have quide different views on such issues as human nature and conflict.

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Very useful document to show how Hobbes and Locke differ on some very basic principles. Students should look at this when considering their views on Power and decision making.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Thomas Hobbes Podcast

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29489/29225.mp3 Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Primary Source

Podcast based on Thomas Hobbes, 16 Key Thinkers Politics and Society

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 2. How Executive Branch of Gov't is Selected

Suggestions for use: Can be used independently or together with the worksheet on Hobbes

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Thomas Hobbes Worksheet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29470/29206.pdf Added: 17 Apr 2019 Contributor: Grainne McKeever Resource type: Worksheet

Worksheet based on Thomas Hobbes.The worksheet accompanies the podcast created by Grainne McKeever in discussion with Prof. Philip Petite in Princeton University.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 5. Democratic Practices in Wider Society

Suggestions for use: Worksheet can be used to support learning on Thomas Hobbes, 16 Key thinkers in Politics and Society

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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History Of Ideas: Hobbes and Leviathan

https://www.talkingpoliticspodcast.com/history-of-ideas Added: 01 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

Podcast featuring an in depth discussion of the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and his most famous work Leviathan

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 7. Participants in these Debates

Suggestions for use: This podcast would be useful for any teacher or student seeking an in depth understanding of Key Thinke Thomas Hobbes and the ideas contained in his most famous work Leviathan

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
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An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29422/29158.pdf Added: 08 Apr 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Activity

The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Agriculture Science (2019)

Strand: Teaching and Learning

Strand unit: Pedagogy

Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.

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Language: English
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