Droplet Fall 16
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Art, Music, and Performance
It is a truth universally acknowledged that education is critically important for class mobility, and a tool with which people can transform their communities. By denying disadvantaged students their right to education, through policies of privatization and segregation, the appointed Board of Education is stripping Chicago students of their futures, their dignity, and their intrinsic human rights. More importantly, in order to resolve this crisis and restore equitability in public education, it is crucial to understand the beginnings of a rusting system.
THOUGHT: Plato and Socratic Influences
VIRTUE: Aristotle and Marcus Aurelius
REVERENCE: Saint Francis of Assisi
ENLIGHTENMENT: Immanuel Kant
POWER: Friedrich Nietzsche and Lord Byron
FREEDOM: Jean-Paul Sartre
Plato - The Symposium
Aristotle - The Nichomachean Ethics
M. Aurelius - Meditations
S. Francis - Admonitions
I. Kant - What Is Enlightenment?
F. Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
G. Byron - Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
JP. Sartre - Existentialism is a Humanism
NOTE: I don't expect you to read these before you come! I list them here in order to indicate what material we will be discussing, as well as provide support for whatever research you wish to do after the course is over.
None! Just show up and be ready to discuss and think deeply.
Sports and Hobbies
Math & Computer Science
Come to gain a deeper understanding of the math of origami, its amazing current-day applications, and create an origami masterpiece yourself!
Gender is, contrary to belief, not a direct product of biology sex, but a function of
Society. We learn our genders through social conditioning, and the relationship they have to biology is complex. Are there more than two genders, what is transgender, and are these genders "true?
In this class, we will read the biography for our universe. We will start from its birth, then tell the story of how it evolved into the universe in which we live and love. (The whole universe was orange at some point in its evolution!)
Then we will cover how our universe will look like in the distant future (not thousands, not millions, but billions of years later). Eventually we will learn about how it will die, this time not with a bang but with a whimper.
Awe, wonder and a tiny bit of existential crisis
Interest in plants, animals, and the environment–some high school biology is encouraged, but not required.
Some experiance with biology
1. How to answer vocabulary questions without memorizing the dictionary?
2. How to prep for the essay writing part of the test?
3. How to answer the Critical Reading questions?