Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Dear Humanities Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We finished reviewing the Roman aspects regarding sculpture, mosaics, bathhouses, and Constantine's significance to religious tolerance.

2. We also read "The Edict of Milan." I have copies in my room, or you can read it on-line.

3. We viewed a clip regarding Roman bath houses and their significance to the Roman people.

1. "Quest" on THURSDAY covering ROME! Please be prepared. You are welcome to make flashcards, and use a 1/4 of the number that you complete for Thursday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 7 and 9th, 2012

Dear Humanities Kids,

WELCOME TO THE COLOSSEUM and the PANTHEON! These structures are two of the most amazing architectural masterpieces created by the Romans.

The Colosseum (70A.D.)

The Parthenon ("all the gods)

If you missed class, on either Wednesday or Friday, we discussed the significance of both structures to the Roman people. We also reviewed how the Romans created both the Colosseum and the Pantheon.

We also discussed the significance of Pompeii and the pieces of artwork that were discovered there.

1. Each student received information regarding Pompeii. These annotations/notations (5-7)/ choose TWO COLORS to us/DUE ON TUESDAY!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dear Humanities Kids,
If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We returned to our discussion regarding the Roman Empire with an explanation concerning the Roman Colosseum.

2. We then viewed a sections from the History Channel detailing the architectural aspects concerning the Colosseum, and the significance of this building to the Roman people.

3. 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


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Dear Humanities Kids,

If you missed class, we started on ROME! Please make sure you obtain this information from the make-up box, and then obtain the information from someone in class.

1. We took the quiz covering the "Mythology in Art" focus. If you missed class, please plan to take the quiz during a flex this week.

2. We also submitted our "Apologies." I am currently in the process of grading them, and those of you that submitted them have done well.

3. We then started our discussion of the Roman Empire.

1. Please study for a quiz covering the Greek philosophers, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle on Monday.
2. A1- Your annotations regarding Rome are due
    A2- The copy machine broke, so your annotations will be given to you on Monday, and due for you on Wednesday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

1. We worked in groups regarding the Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
2. Each group discussed the five main points concerning their particular philosopher. We then selected two of the ten quotes that each individual located for Socrates, Aristotle and Plato.

. 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 Thursday, Nov. 1st. I have included a copy of the assignment for you below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

1. Your "Apologia" is due on Thursday, November 1st.
2. We postponed the text covering "Mythology in Art" until Thursday, as most student did not prepare for it. SO STUDY THIS TIME AROUND, CUTE KIDS! Stop making those poor choices.
3. Everyone submitted their annotations for today regarding the worship of the Greek Pantheon at ancient Greek Temples.