Humanities for Wisdom
Please be mindful. Usually only 10-15 mins is needed. Homework is to check what was not finished in class or to remember the content to understand the course better. Students who use time well have less homework because ample time is given. The graph below will be explained in class next week. Retention is very important so is time spent with family.On Wednesday, students in our United States History class, were told to tell their parents a few things. Also one really important thing. They were told to sleep a minimum of 8 hours. They should have mentioned the agenda check with parents and receive handwritten initials. The new social contract that should be followed everywhere. They are to keep improving and growing the teenage mind [pre-frontal cortex]. They were told to show and discuss the interactive notebooks and explain input and outputs. Most important to tell their parents that there is never a time when they do not have homework for Mr. Culbertson’s class. Only a few students ever get so far ahead of the class so their interactive notebook is ready to turn in early. Many elements of a great notebook are unlikely completed early. It does not have to be called homework, or that we always have homework. It can be said, we always have something new to learn and study to remember!
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.