Archive for September, 2007


September 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Due to the PE field trip for Golf , the Worldview posters will be due at the end of class on monday.


Worldview Posters

September 25, 2007 Leave a comment


Students in Social Studies are creating posters* that will display the worldview of a Lakeview Jr. High 8th grader. This is intended as an in-class project though a few groups with more elaborate designs or an unusually slow work tempo may end up taking them home to finish on Friday.

* Some students volunteered to make other kinds of presentations with different media (objects, power point) in lieu of a poster.


September 25, 2007 Leave a comment


Students will be having their first quiz on Wednesday over some of the terms of our unit vocabulary. The terms are:

Perception   Cognition   Worldview   Paradigm   Paradigm-Shift   Cultural Evolution

Zero Sum    Nonzero Sum     Meme   Empiricism    Scientific Revolution    Middle-Ages

Scientific Method     Renaissance     Enlightenment

The format will be concept matching and they have had two (2) practice sessions already and should have these sheets as examples to study from in their Social Studies folders.


September 19, 2007 Leave a comment

It was nice to see such a large turn-out of parents last Monday for Open House and the presentations on curriculum. Even the final periods had relatively full classes, a heightened interest in Social Studies compared to some past years.

Time did not permit a full showing of all the powerpoint slides for the presentation on 8th grade Social Studies. If you would care to see the rest, or just could not make it on Monday night, click through the presentation below:


September 17, 2007 Leave a comment

As part our study of worldviews, students are comparing the ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Newton Questions

September 14, 2007 Leave a comment

Were given today in class and are due on Monday:

MAKERS OF WORLDVIEWS: Aristotle & Sir Isaac Newton

September 12, 2007 Leave a comment


Students are continuing to learn about the paradigms and past worldviews that help make up their own Worldview.

Students had a short reading on a summary of Aristotle’s ideas and began watching a biography of Sir Isaac Newton using the graphic organizer below to take notes.