Humanities for Wisdom
Our system of American slavery was one of the worst in the history of the world. We were able to create a system that made the ideas about people permanent and enduring. WE used ideas that have created a racism that is still with us today. As I said in class, independent lens, had new documentary looking at the legacy of slavery in America. Accidental Courtesy looks at why the hate is still here. But there is a twist because the story tells how complicated this history happens to be. [get approval from parents if neccessary] Remember, many groups supported the current Republican candidate in 2016. It is real, current, and significant. Please use the below link so you can listen, and interact with any part of the article about slavery. It will help you with understanding your Chapter 12 notes. Also, Harvard Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, in Many Rivers to Cross, explains the past of American slavery and its legacies. There are two embedded episodes below. Let us end American racism. Best wishes. Peace , Love, & Happiness. Mr. C
Again February is Black History Month, because our country has tried to remove the voice and stories of African-Americans so often, this month has been named Black History Month. This history is all our American heritage, and has many ideas linked to our course. Many American people's stories are sometimes not heard.
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.