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Week of 9/30

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

All of the Lecture slides so far this year can now be found in the 8th grade filing cabinet along with the homework assignments

Monday –  Finish Lecture on Revolutions in Worldviews, reading on Isaac Newton, continue Newton film and notes.                                                                                                                                                          LJHS, Slang and Nationality boxes of Worldview builder assigned for homework for Tuesday.

Tuesday – Newton  Question Assignment for homework due Thursday.  Intro to Worldview Project

Wednesday – Worldview Project

Thursday – Newton questions collected. Worldview Project

Friday – Worldview Project

Week of 9/23

September 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Monday – Cognition – “Drive” video on incentives and motivation for creative thinking, discussion/activity
Worldviews – Finish Darwin, Darwin Q&A due on Wednesday

Tuesday – Worldviews – “Good to be the King” Play. Play Questions due Thursday

Wednesday Lecture # 3 Revolutions in Worldviews

Further updates to come later this week…..

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us….

Videos seen in Class Week of 9/11

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Sir Ken Robinson “Changing Educational Paradigms”

“The Divided Brain”

TED “The Adolescent Brain” 

Week of 9/11

September 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Monday –  Mini video – split brain and culture. Continue Lecture on Perception Cognition Worldviews.  Find Brain Article homework for Wednesday

Tuesday – mini-video adolescent brain. Read two articles in class.

Wednesday – Classroom activity on brain articles. homework for Thursday: Brain article Q&A

Thursday – Review homework  answers.  Creative thinking, critical thinking and education.

Friday – Irons Oaks field trip

Unit Vocabulary for Perception, Cognition and Worldviews

September 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Concepts/Terms:

Perception   Perspective   Position   Cognition   Metacognition   Bias

Orientation   Objective   Subjective   Philosophy  Meme  Values   Worldview

Paradigm  Paradigm-shift   Schema   Culture   Society   Cultural Evolution

Empiricism   Scientific Method    Natural Law   Revolution   Humanism

Social Contract  Framing    Feedback     O.O.D.A Loop   Metaphysics

Epistemology

Worldviews:

Prehistoric   Ancient    Medieval   Renaissance   Reformation   Enlightenment

Scientific Revolution   Modern

Thinkers:

Socrates   Plato   Aristotle    Cicero   Francis Bacon   Rene Descartes

Isaac Newton   Thomas Hobbes    John Locke

Charles Darwin   Thomas Kuhn   Richard Dawkins    George Lakoff    John Boyd

ADDENDUM:

Mr. Little has put up a nice example of  Cornell Two Column Notes here for anyone who needs a refresher.

Week of 9/3

September 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Monday – No School

Tuesday – Introduction to Unit I. Perception, Cognition and Worldviews. Perception vs. Reality Questions assigned (Due Wednesday)

Wednesday – Review and collect homework. Unit Vocabulary.  Perception activity & Daily Board Question. Begin Lecture I.

Thursday – MAP standardized testing in IMC  (no SS class)

Friday-  MAP standardized testing in IMC  (no SS class)