Imagine you are the editor of a newspaper in London in the late 1600s. Write an editorial (opinionated article) in which you defend either Thomas Hobbes’s or John Locke’s view about human nature and government. Make sure you thoroughly defend your position by comparing and contrasting the views of the two men. Due Tuesday, 9/27.
Honors students recently volunteered to compete in team debates. Their classmates selected the winners. The debate question was "Was the Scientific Revolution Revolutionary?" Congratulations to the following winners:
Period 5 Winners: Deniz Sonmez & Mara Uben; Tonian Fullerton & Brenan Chan
Period 7 Winners: Lirim Haxhaj & Daniel Gutierrez; Zahra Jafar & Kassandra Batista
Special thanks to the following students for participating: Crystar Lopez, Iraly Perez, Miranda Olivares, Destiny Quezada, Balade Shala, Emily Randolph, Alex Ellison, Dion Jahjaga
Read pages 629-634. Complete all questions in complete sentences on a sheet of loose leaf paper. You do not need to write out the questions... just answer them! Due Wednesday, 9/20.
1) Vocabulary Builder: Find two words in the reading that you don't know or are unsure of the meaning. Look up each word in the dictionary. For each, write out the word, the definition, and a sentence that uses the word. Choose regular words, not social studies key terms that are boldfaced in the text. Do NOT leave this blank because you think you know every word -- you WILL lose credit!
2) What was the Enlightenment? How was it similar to the Scientific Revolution? How was it different?
3) How did John Locke's view of human nature differ from that of Thomas Hobbes?
4) Who were the philosophes? Describe two of the five concepts that formed their core beliefs.
5) Read the chart on page 632. Which do you think are the two most important Enlightenment ideas? Explain your choices.
6) Who was Mary Wollstonecraft? Why might some women have been critical of the Enlightenment?
7) Identify and briefly describe the three lasting effects of the Enlightenment discussed in the text.
8) Creative Response: Imagine you are a social critic like the philosophes of the Enlightenment. Write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) in which you criticize something that you think is wrong with RKA. Make sure you include your suggestion for how to improve the problem! (HONORS: 2 PARAGRAPHS)
HW2: Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen farther than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” He meant that in order to explain the Law of Gravity, he used the work of major thinkers who came before him in order to make intellectual progress. Create either a cartoon, poem, rap, or song that expresses the meaning of the quote. Due Monday 9/18.
Congrats to the winners of our "Know Your Classmates" Ice-Breaker game. The following students identified the most students in their classes correctly.
CHAMPIONS: Arleni DeJesus; Dalilah Mercado
SECOND PLACE: Brianna Marrero
CHAMPIONS: Logan Ramos; Ross Rubin
SECOND PLACE: Carlos Quinones, Jr.
CHAMPION: Jade Woolcock
SECOND PLACE: Marangelis Uben
THIRD PLACE: Emily Randolph; Steven Maria
CHAMPION: Kassandra Batista
SECOND PLACE: Daniel Gutierrez; Miranda Olivares; Christopher Pena
CHAMPION: Fathima Fazeem
SECOND PLACE: Hermis Lopez
THIRD PLACE: Giandely Hernandez; Matthew Rosa
Read pages 623-628. Complete all questions in complete sentences, typed or handwritten in pen. No pencil please! You do not need to write out the questions... just answer them! Due Friday, 9/15.
1) Vocabulary Builder: Find one word in the reading that you don't know or are unsure of the meaning. Look it up in the dictionary. Write out the word, the definition, and an original sentence that uses the word. Choose a regular word, not a social studies key term that is boldfaced in the text. Do NOT leave this blank because you think you know every word -- you WILL lose credit!
2) Before 1500, how did most scholars decide what was true or false? Why do you think they rarely challenged old ideas?
3) According to the text, what circumstances helped lead up to the Scientific Revolution? Which do you think was most significant?
4) Explain the difference between the geocentric and heliocentric theory.
5) How did Kepler build on the work of Copernicus? How did Galileo build on Kepler's work?
6) Why do you think Church leaders rejected Galileo's new ideas about science? Was it wise or unwise for them to do so? Explain.
7) Name some steps used in the scientific method. Why do you think it is important to use this approach to science?
8) How were Francis Bacon's and Rene Descartes' ideas similar? How were they different?
9) Of the new scientific developments mentioned on pp. 627-628, which one do you think has had the most significant impact on your life today? Explain your choice in a paragraph of at least 5 sentences. (HONORS: 2 PARAGRAPHS)
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Welcome students! It was a pleasure to meet you all last week. I look forward to a great year with this 10th grade class! On Tuesday in class you will receive a sheet of Policies & Procedures. This file is available below, as well as a few other important informational documents we will be discussing in class.