Primary Level - Grades 3-5
Talented: Ages 8-10 (grades 3-4)
Each class at the primary level is 34 weeks long and meets once a week. Each class is one hour long.
Ethics classes for primary aged students have a strong focus on the development of critical thinking and discussion based skills.
Stories, contemporary issues, and real life scenarios form the basis of discussions on ethical issues such as selfishness, how we should treat living things, promises, greed, friendship, cheating, voting, punishment, homelessness, teasing and fairness in society.
Skills-based topics for this age group include inferring or figuring things out, validity, generalising, proving claims, structuring arguments, identifying incorrect conclusions, identifying faulty reasoning, evaluating the strength of evidence and thinking about thinking. Primary aged students are encouraged to develop their community of inquiry skills by asking each other well thought out questions and challenging each other’s arguments.