Month: May 2018

Modern World Final Review!!!

Modern World Final Review!!!

Your Final Exam for semester 2 will consist of one essay question. You can find your final exam review sheet HERE. If you’re comfortable/familiar with all the information on it, this final exam won’t be no thing!

Mercantilism and Imperialism: The race for resources and markets

Mercantilism and Imperialism: The race for resources and markets

Key Learning Objectives today: Understand Mercantilism Understand the desire for colonies Understand what a “colony” is Understand the “secondary factors” regarding imperialism: racism; militarism; wars, etc. Learning task: Predict problems with mercantilism as an economic theory as well as colonialism as a national policy. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KCsjohKYRyDhYGONainR8xPYd__kDHO2uZwruUu4iFo/edit?usp=sharing

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Watch the above TED Talk by Sam Harris titled, “Science can answer moral questions” and consider the following:  Summarize his thesis in 1-3 sentences What are the strengths of Harris’ argument? What are the weaknesses of Harris’ argument? Ok, so lets say you agree with […]