Humanities for Wisdom
The struggle of Reconstruction and creating equality never ended. Your homework 4-4-19 was to look up Martin Luther King, Jr. and make connections to the 10 year struggle we studied after the Civil War. [The Church Commission 1970s too] The original sin of slavery was described to us by Benjamin Franklin as a sleeping problem in the Constituition. Today we are still working on equality for all. As we said in class, your 8th grade class will use our class content from this year, and compact it into your 11th grade course, in 6-8 weeks, and then move on to a more modern era. You need to remember this year for better life-long learning. You might want to keep uploading your learnings to your google sites.[it will be one of your final grades] Again the IPNB is due Tuesday 4/9 it has been on the board and in the illuminate site for days. Too many late coupons have been used this year. Ask for help if your need some.
Everyone is living history
Philosophie: Salon Center
Everyone of us is living history. We all have a story to tell and the ancestors that came before us that carved a way for us to become a new member of civilization. We also are learning that we are all related genetically and culturally in the family of humanity. All people’s past becomes part of all of us, and will always be completely intertwined with the entire world community.
From time to time we will have some ideas from words that give us wisdom about our world. Writers are some of the most insightful people that understand our modern and ancient world quite well. Feel free to read, think, comment on these ideas. It seems that some of the students would like to debate issues of government, economics, and history. This can be a forum for this idea. Also if you would like to do formal debates in class we need to prepare debate rule and procedures. This can be a start and then we can decide if we will proceed to bring the debates in class on topics we study. Please follow our classroom rules if you decided to write on the blog. Make sure that you ask questions, and be helpful, and mature in all your interactions. This can be a helpful way for you to share what you have learned and what you want to learn, or just share ideas. Also just submit an idea through an email, or web contact, and we can maybe add the idea. Send a picture with the suggestion for the classes. Thank you.
Photos above left to right: The Solon, by Raphael was a depiction of the place where ideas were discussed and debated. Greek democracy in the public sphere. Here is the philosopher Seneca talking to Nero-Claudius Cesar Drusus Germanicus [Roman Emperor 54-68 BCE]- about society,law, politics, ethics and morality. Anthem for the doomed!
Students can also decide to add a topic that can be approved and monitored by Mr.C. Please be responsible and follow the social contract. You can share ideas and questions on your now topics about our class. Friends can help each other study with their devices. Please only students, but fell free to share the forum communications with your family. This can be a source for all students.