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A Must-Read: “Teenage Philospher Defends Missing Her Curfew”

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“Teenage Philosopher Defends Missing Her Curfew” is a must-read, very funny piece from McSweeney’s Magazine.

It is perfect for an IB Theory of Knowledge class!

I’m going to have students read it, and then work in pairs to find the meaning of each philosophical allusion in the article. It will be a fun activity near the end of the school year, and I’ll probably even make it a contest (I’m obviously not a fan of extrinsic rewards, but, in this case, I’ll make a very silly one).

Students should enjoy it!

Thanks to Katherine Schulten at The New York Times Learning Network for the tip.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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  1. Sounds like an interesting idea for a writing assignment — have students justify a decision they want to make to their parents. I bet you’d find a lot more kids willing to write about this than write a straight-up book report or something similar.

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