Humanities for Wisdom
Omens, Auguries, and Portents Dire
Abraham Lincoln believed that the Coopers Institute speech, with the news media, made him President. If you are have a hard time remembering your notes here is a link to New York. The Press were able to make him become a national celebrity almost over night. The tweet we studied had made us look at very closely at the media of the United States. The 4th Estate is the mechanism we created with the 1st Amendment to ensure that our Democracy can be free and uninhibited. So that the voters know what their government is doing for them, in their name as Americans. Remember you are the government, and the institutions are ours, se we need to be gracious about it and to care for it. You decide what kind of America we will be living in each and every day. You decide what the environment of these United States will be at your school. You can follow the Tradition of Loyal opposition and the social contract. Use this to add to your Chapter 15 notes. There are some really interesting ideas included here. Use the comment area for questions and thoughts. Take care. Mr. C
Everyone is living history
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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.