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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….

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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” 

Catching Up: Where we are in the Government & Politics Unit

January 11, 2013 Leave a comment

 

We have been in a unit on the forms of government and the philosophies of the modern political spectrum and modern American politics.  Below is our key unit vocabulary by category and the lecture notes we have had so far:

1. UNIT VOCABULARY

Forms of Government & Related Terms:

Anarchy, Tyranny, Monarchy, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Republic, Dictatorship, State of Nature, Social Contract, Natural Law, Revolution, Right of Revolution, Sovereign, Popular Sovereignty, State, Nation, Rule-Set

Political Spectrum & Related Terms:

Anarchist, Radical, Liberal, Moderate, Conservative, Reactionary, Authoritarian, Totalitarian, Libertarian, Populist

Philosophers & Thinkers:

Aristotle,  Plato, Polybius, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke,   Edmund Burke,  Socrates,  Ibn Khaldun,  Confucius

 

2. LECTURES:

Our most recent lectures in this unit. for the origin of society and for forms of government.

Origin of civilization.

Lecture slides on origin of Western Civ political concepts

Lecture slides political spectrum

Unit Concept Review Assignments

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Here are two of the assignments covering major concepts in our first unit that were collected recently:

Lecture and Assignment

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

“Revolutions in Worldviews”

 

 

Assignment – “Meme, Paradigm or Worldview?”

 

Lecture Notes: Perception, Cognition & Worldviews

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Unit Vocabulary: Perception, Cognition and Worldviews

August 30, 2012 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

Worldviews:

Prehistoric   Ancient    Medieval   Renaissance   Reformation   Enlightenment

Scientific Revolution

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