Tom Robbins is a bit like Kurt Vonnegut–only he believes humanity is beautiful. He’s written many best selling works; two of my favorites being Still Life With Woodpecker and Jitterbug Perfume. Though he mostly writes fiction, at times he dabbles in an essay of social commentary or two. Read his short insightful take on art here: Tom Robbins on Art
In order to investigate how QUALITY is assessed and determined within the arts, I want you to contemplate which pieces of contemporary art will become future “classics” ! Check out the activity details below:
What Makes a Classic: Assessing Quality in Art
In order to augment and develop your content knowledge you are required to enter a super special amazing rap/songwriting contest! For details regarding this contest click the entry link here: Neuro Rap
In order to help you refine your presentation, we’re going to engage in what is referred to as a “TUNING PROTOCOL” designed at the University of Georgia. The goal is to receive feedback on your work, but in a safe supportive environment. The goal is critique for the purpose of improvement.
You can view the protocol we’ll follow today: HERE
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!
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.
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 all he has to say, where does that leave us? What are next steps?