Age of Reason - Course Description
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Revolutions in ways of thinking are in many ways the most influential and far-reaching of all revolutions. In this block, students examined the revolution in thought that occurred in the 17th and 18th century. Our goal was to understand this conceptual and cultural revolution as a historical phenomenon. To this end, we read original source material from many of the prominent thinkers of the time. Students were frequently quizzed on the previous day’s reading or lecture. They were required to create a block book containing artistic entries, essays, a quotes page and a timeline. Finally, they were given a comprehensive examination that demonstrated their mastery of the subject.
Faculty: David Massie, High School HumanitiesTeacher
Class Dates: November 26th-December 21st
Curriculum Area: Morning Lesson Block
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