Thursday, March 31, 2011

Back to Rome....

Dear Humanities Kids,
We completed the following today in class:
1. I returned each student's CER #1 assignment and we discussed some concerns regarding the assignment.

2. We watched a clip from Gladiator to illustrate the significance of the Roman arena.

3. Journal #  11 "Plato's view on Violence"
Please consider the following quote by Plato: "Violence does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits all knowledge." Now consider the psychological or sociological explanation as to why Rome had gladiators and why Roman citizens enjoyed watching the "games." In your opinion, why do advanced societies value deplorable acts? Hypothesize what form the "games" take today. What are the modern day counter parts to the gladiator events?

4. We continued with the handout involving Rome. We reviewed the Pantheon and how it was created.

1. Please read and annotate the information regarding Constantine, the Fall of Rome and Pompeii. The notations are due on Friday!