Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dear Humanities Kids,
1. We watched a clip from GLADIATOR to assist with obtaining a visual image of this important Roman past time.

2. Journal #2: Rome: 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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, Ocboter 25th, 2011

Dear Humanities Kids,

Welcome back from your Fall Break; I hope you feel rejuvenated. If you missed class we reviewed and discussed the following:

1. Each student selected one of the four quotes from the Greek philosophers, and then reviewed the points of view shared from their peers. This was done to assist you with writing your own "Apologia" for Wednesday, November 2nd. I have included a copy of the assignment for you below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

2. Each student submitted their CER #1 and we discussed how the elements of design affected their perspectives.

3. We then started our discussion of ROME! Each student was given a handout. Please check the "Humanities Make-Up" box in order to obtain a copy for yourself. Obtain the information missed from someone in class.

1. Your "Apologia" is due on Wednesday, November 2nd.
2. Your Journals are due on Thursday. You should have SEVEN TOTAL!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Dear Humanities Kids,

I think the blog problems have been resolved! I appreciate you letting me know that you couldn't access the information. If you missed class on Monday, October 17th, we completed the fofollowing: