Humanities for Wisdom
Think about all the things that we have learned about the system Professor Gates explains. How the complex economic system ensured even family members could not be set free, because the Southern States made laws to ensure slavery. Even when it looks that Evangelical Southern families will give up the system of bondage of other humans, the making money of "clean cotton" changed all that philosophy of freedom. No longer would the southern agrarian or farmer culture give up such profits from slaves. The perspectives and values of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, will have to wait for all people enslaved for many years, some say still to come. America was still going to discriminate even when we spoke of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. For the Wayback Wednesday, What were lives like for Free African-Americans in the North prior to the American Civil War? Please use the discussion and documents to work on your 3rd Wayback Wednesday for your interactive personal notebook Chapter 11/12. You can use the links below and the primary source documents. Best wishes.
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.