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Week of November 4th

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Monday – Homework due.  “Our Freinds the Barbarians” reading continued

Tuesday – Complete “Our Freinds the Barbarians” reading and begin assignment

Wednesday – Begin Political philosophy and forms of government part of unit.  Conference night

Thursday –  Homework due. Finish lecture

Friday – No School

 

8th Grade Worldview Project

October 2, 2013 Leave a comment

Will be due Tuesday October 15

All of the documents students need for the Worldview Project have been handed out and are in the 8th grade filing cabinet available for download. I also have extra paper copies.

Students will be working in the IMC on the following dates:

Tuesday October 1st
Wednesday October 2nd
Thursday October  3rd
Friday   October 4th
Monday   October  7th – Formal status update will be assessed
Wednesday October 9th – Final status update and project completion planning

Presentation of Worldview projects will begin on Tuesday October 15th

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.