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
Sir Ken Robinson “Changing Educational Paradigms”
“The Divided Brain”
TED “The Adolescent Brain”
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
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
Prehistoric Ancient Medieval Renaissance Reformation Enlightenment
Scientific Revolution Modern
Socrates Plato Aristotle Cicero Francis Bacon Rene Descartes
Isaac Newton Thomas Hobbes John Locke
Charles Darwin Thomas Kuhn Richard Dawkins George Lakoff John Boyd
Mr. Little has put up a nice example of Cornell Two Column Notes here for anyone who needs a refresher.
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
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
Here are two of the assignments covering major concepts in our first unit that were collected recently:
Students have begun reading about the amazing capacity of the human – this includes teen-agers – brain. Some classes have already begun reading assignments, the rest will start on Monday. More to come!