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Understanding the French Revolution via Allegory

Understanding the French Revolution via Allegory

An allegory is an extended analogy designed to articulate information. There have been many famous allegories throughout history such as George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a cautionary allegory about the rise of soviet style communism. The Greek philosopher Plato used an allegory to explain his meta-physics via his […]

Application of Knowledge: What makes a Terror?

Application of Knowledge: What makes a Terror?

After reading and learning about the Terror during the French Revolution, it is important that you understand the etiology (cause) of the phenomena. Move through this learning activity in order to better understand the origin of oppression.

Is Killing for a greater good moral? Putting utilitarianism to the test in the French Rev

Is Killing for a greater good moral? Putting utilitarianism to the test in the French Rev

As you learned during our unit on the enlightenment, utilitarianism is a school of moral thought that holds that an action is moral if it brings the greatest good to the greatest number of people. Consider this philosophy as you read Robespierre’s speech to the […]

What is the Enlightenment? A primary source analysis of Kant’s 1784 essay

What is the Enlightenment? A primary source analysis of Kant’s 1784 essay

What was the enlightenment? Unlike many historical time periods that are characterized by a lack of awareness by the participants of actually being a part of a certain “period” of time or movement, the major players in the Enlightenment KNEW they were in the enlightenment […]

Learning how to write like a Boss

Learning how to write like a Boss

Writing is a key skill and you can all do it; but we need to increase our sophistication so that you can meet the academic challenges ahead with ease! In order to meet that aim, engage in THIS LEARNING HELPER

Are We Evil? Understanding the role of government via an analysis of human nature

Are We Evil? Understanding the role of government via an analysis of human nature

Have you ever pondered this question? Maybe not in these exact words, but have you ever wondered why some people break the rules and others don’t? Why some societies and cultures have high crime and others don’t? These questions are at the core of political […]

What makes a Good Leader? An inquiry

What makes a Good Leader? An inquiry

What makes a good Ruler? This is an absolutely massive question! You have to answer this for yourself every time you vote for student office or team captain, and will eventually consider it when you vote in national elections. Ideas in regard to what makes […]

Does art change us?

Does art change us?

We’ll investigate this question in both a modern and historical context via the learning helper linked HERE

Understanding Humanism

Understanding Humanism

In order to understand the ideology / intellectual orientation of humanism, engage in the learning helper linked HERE titled, “Understanding Humanism”

Putting Trump through the OPVL Test!

Putting Trump through the OPVL Test!

The following source analysis activity linked HERE is designed to create familiarity and comfort using the OPVL approach to document analysis!