Here’s a rundown of what you should have under control for the assessment on Friday, January 19 . . .
- You should be able to show a mastery of the scenario described in and the point of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. To do this, you should be able to show that you understand the basics of the scenario he describes and what he is trying to say by using this scenario.
- What is epistemology?
- According to classical epistemology, what is the definition of knowledge? (think JTB)
- What are Gettier cases? What are they trying to prove? Provide an example and explain it thoroughly enough that you can demonstrate how this example proves what Gettier was trying to prove.
- What is skepticism? Think of this in terms of the examples of dreaming, Descartes’ “evil genius”, and the example of a “brain in a vat”.
- What are the skeptics trying to “prove”? If you (correctly) claim that they really don’t “prove” anything, then what is their point?
- What is the one thing that Descartes establishes as something that he can know for certain? How does he prove it?
- How do Bertrand Russell and G.E. Moore address the problem of skepticism respectively?
During this week, the students will work on developing the following fundamental skills of SOCCER: passing, dribbling, shooting and goalkeeping. Students will put this knowledge to test in games.
Required Materials for Class: Tennis shoes, water bottle and appropriate clothing.
Optional Materials for Class: Bug spray, hat and sunscreen.
|PLEASE TAKE NOTE: To participate in class activities and receive full credit for the class, students need to wear appropriate clothing for P.E. class.
|GOALS: We will use the word RESPECT to set the main goals for the year.
Right to Learn – Every child has this right to be educated!
Effort – Win or lose, trying is the most important trait.
Safety – The number one priority each day!
Purpose – Understanding how the activity can benefit you.
Enthusiasm – Positive energy creates a positive environment!
Challenge – Challenge yourself to improve each day.
Trust/Teamwork – Work with and trust others, the result can be amazing!
|REMINDER: I would like to remind you that all students need to be dressed appropriately for the days that they have P.E. class. Students should refrain from using the following:
– Dresses for the girls
– Jeans (shorts or pants)
Candy, food, and/or gum – out of sight, out of mind!
Remain in supervised areas all the time!
It’s skepticism week in philosophy! We will look at the various philosophical schools of thought that focus on the question of whether we can really “know” anything.
At the conclusion of our journey through skepticism, we will (ironically?) have an assessment to see what the students know about claims that we can’t really know anything.
Ap Studio Art
Students will continue working on their individual projects.
World Literature. This week we will continue to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We will continue to look at the themes presented in the novel and also discuss genres. Additionally, we will practice with some of the new vocabulary from the book.
Tuesday Homework: Chapter 3
Thursday: Quiz – Letters, Chapters 1-3, Vocabulary
Friday: Quiz on Chapters 1-5
AP Literature and Composition. This week we will continue to read Hamlet by Shakespeare. We will continue to look at the themes presented in the novel and also discuss genres. We will also dive into the historical context of the time period to help better understand the play.
Tuesday Homework: Act 3, Scene 1
Wednesday Homework: Act 3, Scene 2
Thursday Homework: Act 3, Scene 3
Friday: Test Acts 1-3