The students are working on 8th grade worldview projects that will culminate in the construction of a poster or a 3-D object ( geometric shape like a cube, dodecahedron etc., a mobile, a model – anything not flat) due on Friday. This is an “in-class” project except for those groups who have not used time effectively or opted to build something more elaborate than the project criteria required; those exceptions might possibly need to finish at home.
For those parents who were unable to attend this week’s Open House, I am posting my presentation in slideshare. Great to see all of you who were there that night, many class periods were full!
Grades have been updated this week to include the recent quiz on Cognition, Perception and Worldviews. Parents are invited to check their child’s progress at Parent Connect.
Mrs. Foellmer was kind enough to set up an RSS feed Aggregator blog for all 8th Grade LJHS blogs, organized by grade level, so that parents can get a quick summary of recent posts. A big thank-you to Mrs. Foellmer! Please see the link below:
This week, students learned that Western Civilization went through a series of revolutions in worldviews before reaching our modern worldview that we hold today.
Lecture slides below:
The students were introduced to two concepts earlier this week – that Perception and Reality can be very different and that Western Civilization has two basic and opposing Worldviews on the nature of Reality itself (going back to Plato vs. Aristotle). Characters from the sci-fi movie, The Matrix, were used to illustrate the point.
After viewing material and discussion, questions were asked:
And now, simply for fun !: