Classical History - Course Description
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This block continues the study of ancient history in order to build a firmer foundation for the 11th grade medieval history block. Students begin with a closer look at the life and teachings of Socrates, continue to the conquests of Alexander the Great, and then turn their attention to Rome. We trace the development of Rome from its semi-mythical origins, through the rise of the Republic, the Punic Wars, and the building of Empire. We conclude with the rise of Christianity and Constantine. Primary sources include Plato and Plutarch. Students write two major essays. There are also regular quizzes.
Faculty: Barbara Huckabay, High School Humanities Teacher
Class Dates: April 29th-May 17th, 2013
Curriculum Area: Morning Lesson Block
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