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ODD DAYS: First Period

EVEN DAYS: Second Period

4th Period Classes: Days 3,4,7,10

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing
was ever made.” - Kant

European Humanities
EH31


Spragins


Spring 2018



Spring Outline:


The French Revolution
David, Jacques-Louis
Death of Marat (1793)
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
(Smarthistory)

 

The French Revolution

 

 


English Romantic Poetry
Blake, William
The Ancient of Days 1794
British Museum, London

Romanticism (Intellectual Backgrounds) 
English Romantic Poetry (Table of Contents)


Nineteenth Century Ideologies 
The Industrial Revolution
Manchester Factory Kids
(1836)

 

The Industrial Revolution and
Nineteenth Century Ideologies

Poe  
Holmes 
Gogol

 

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Heart of Darkness (1899) Josef Conrad
Africa in 1885 from Black's Atlas of the World 

 

The Modern Era:

 


The Origins of World War Two
Hitler Campaign Poster 1932

 

The Test of Liberalism 

 


survival
Survival in Auschwitz (1947)

by Primo Levi (1919-1987)
 

 

 

Survival in Auschwitz (1947) by Primo Levi

Final Exam 2017



Month

Day

Cycle


Assignment



1
22
 Day 6

Mon.
Upper School Break

1         

23

 Day 7

Tues.




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David, The Tennis Court Oath (1789)


Francois Rude, La Marseillaise, Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1833-1836.


Napoleon at St. Bernard 1800



Second Semester Preview: Artifacts Essay Site

The Enlightenment Dream:

- Man is not born in a sinful, depraved state.
- The end of life is life itself: the good life on earth, not life after death in heaven.
- Man is capable, guided solely by the light of reason and experience, of perfecting life on earth.
- To accomplish this great goal, we must free our minds from the bonds of ignorance and superstition and our bodies from the oppression of corrupt social authorities.

The French Revolution:

Homework:

for further reading:






124 Day 8Wed.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

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The Noble Savage

John White  Roanoake Watercolor (1586)


Second Semester Preview: Artifacts Essay Site

The Enlightenment Dream:

- Man is not born in a sinful, depraved state.
- The end of life is life itself: the good life on earth, not life after death in heaven.
- Man is capable, guided solely by the light of reason and experience, of perfecting life on earth.
- To accomplish this great goal, we must free our minds from the bonds of ignorance and superstition and our bodies from the oppression of corrupt social authorities.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

Homework: Reports on the French Revolution  

Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)

1
25
 Day 9
Thurs.




Villeneuve, Matière à réflection pour les jongleurs couronnees (Matter for thought for crowned twisters), 1793


Execution of Louis XVI
21 January 1793,  from Decaux
.


The French Revolution: Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)


Summary (Notes from Palmer):

 

Research Reports on the French Revolution  (Study Guide)


The French Revolution, Richard Hooker (2ndary) Study Guide

Homework:






126 Day 10Fri.



Jacques- Louis David, "The Death of Socrates", 1788

(see video analysis from Nerdwriter1)


Jacques-Louis David,
Oath of the Horatii, 1784.  11' x 14'. Louvre, Paris

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David, The Tennis Court Oath (1789)


France:

The most advanced country in Europe

The wealthiest country in Europe

The intellectual center of the Enlightenment

The French Revolution:

Summary (Notes from Palmer):

The Liberal Revolution (1789-1792)
  • The Estates General
  • The National Assembly
  • The Capture of the Bastille
  • The Great Fear
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • The Civil Constitution of the Clergy
  • The Constitution of 1791

Excerpts from Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)

Voltaire on Enlightened Despotism: "I would rather be ruled by a single lion than by a thousand rats."


Homework:
  • Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday

 






129 Day 1Mon.



Robespierre (6 May 1758–28 July 1794)


A Sans-cullote Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845).


The Situation in France, Summer 1792




The Radical Revolution (1792-1794)

French Revolution Maps 
Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)
Reports on the French Revolution

Excerpts from Robespierre’s Speech of February 5,1794

Summary (Notes from Palmer):


The Radical Revolution (Hooker)  Study Guide
  • The Declaration of Pillnitz
  • Counter Revolution
  • The Girondists
  • The Montagnard
  • The Sans-culottes
  • The Reign of Terror
  • The Levee en Masse

Homework:

  • Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday

 

Piano Sonata #14 Moonlight

1st Movement

Piano Sonata #8 Pathetique 1st movement

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Karajan / BPO)

 Beethoven,  3rd Symphony (Eroica) 1st Movement (part one) (1803)

 


The French Revolution
David, Jacques-Louis
Death of Marat (1793)
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
(Smarthistory)

130 Day 2Tues.



Napoleon at St. Bernard  (1800)

(David Powerpoint)


David, Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I on 2 Dec 1804 (1806)


 Turner, The Battle of Trafalgar, as seen from the mizzen starboard shrouds of the Victory  (1806 to 1808)



Napoleon (1799-1814)
 

Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)
Reports on the French Revolution  
French Revolution Maps


Summary (Notes from Palmer):


Napoleonics:
 
Napoleon (Hooker) Study Guide

  • The Thermidorean Reaction
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The Consulate (1799-1804)
  • The Napoleonic Code
  • The Empire
  • The Hundred Days


Ideologies of the French Revolution (review)

 

Homework:

  • Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due Thursday at 3:30

For further reading:

131 Day 3Wed.
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Napoleon's Conquests

Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due Thursday at 3:30


Ideologies of the French Revolution (review)

French Revolution Quiz


Reactions to the French Revolution:

  • Revolutionary Movements Worldwide
  • The Congress of Vienna
  • Edmund Burke and Modern Conservatism
  • Johan Fichte and German Nationalism
2
1
 Day 4
Thurs.


RoubaudRaevsky Battery during the Battle of Borodino (1912)


Northen, Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow

Homework:

  • Work on French Rev Essay
2
2
 Day 5

Fri.


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Europe in 1815

Homework:

  • Work on French Rev Essay
25 Day 6Mon.

Friedrich, Caspar David
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818)


Fussli, The Nightmare 1781

French Rev Essay due today at 3:30 p.m.

Romanticism:

Painting from the Enlightenment to Romanticism

Hume, Kant and Hegel: Intellectual Backgrounds to Romanticism (Perry) (Study Guide) (Googledocs Study Guide)

For further reading:


For future philosophers:

Kant: A New Epistemology (Theory of Learning)


26 Day 7Tues

David Hume (1711-1776)


Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

Romanticism:

Painting from the Enlightenment to Romanticism

Hume, Kant and Hegel: Intellectual Backgrounds to Romanticism (Perry) (Study Guide) (Googledocs Study Guide)

For further reading:


For future philosophers:

Kant: A New Epistemology (Theory of Learning)


2
7
 Day 8

Wed.
Parent Conference Day

2         

8

  Day 9

Thurs.


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Blake, William
The Lamb from
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

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William Blake, "The Tyger"  from Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

Introduction to Romanticism:

"What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?" -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Backgrounds to Romantic Poetry: Sophie on Romanticism

Hume, Kant and Hegel: Intellectual Backgrounds to Romanticism (Perry) (Study Guide) (Googledocs Study Guide) (Quiz)

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

William Blake (1757-1827): Introduction

Homework:

William Blake (1757-1827) Introduction;  Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789) The Blake Archive (website)

Write a paragraph about one of the following poems:

1.      Read the poem carefully. Look up any unfamiliar words in the dictionary.

2.      What is the poem's theme? What point is being made?

3.      What symbols does the poet use to make his point?

4.      Read your poem out loud. What musical devices does the poet use to help make his point?

5.      What makes the poem Romantic?

Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)


2         

9

 Day 10

Fri.





Blake, "The Sick Rose" from
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)
Blake, "Garden of Love" from
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

Backgrounds to Romantic Poetry: Sophie on Romanticism

English Romantic Poetry (Table of Contents)

William Blake (1757-1827)


"The Lamb" vs. "The Tyger"

"The Chimney Sweeper" vs. "The Chimney Sweeper"

"Holy Thursday" vs. "Holy Thursday"

"The Divine Image"vs. "The Human Abstract"

The Little Girl Lost vs. The Little Girl Found

"The Garden of Love"  vs. "The Sick Rose"

Homework: Blake Creative Writing Exercise

 For further reading: 


2         

12

 Day 1

Mon.




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Blake, William
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun c. 1806-1809

Beethoven, 9th Symphony, First Movement,  Third Movement (Scherzo), Fourth Movement "Ode to Joy" (1, 2, 3) (1817-24);  Piano Sonata #14 Moonlight  1st Movement;  Piano Sonata #8 Pathetique 1st movement

Beethoven, Fifth Symphony 1st Movement (1805-08)

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William Blake,  "London" from Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

Kant's Categorical Imperative (Nieman)

Blake Creative Writing Exercise

Old English Popular Ballads: (Ballad definition)

Sophie on Romanticism 
Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798) 
Romantic Paintings: Ballad Prompts

Homework:

Creative Writing: Ballad Assignment


For further reading: Old English Ballads:


Classicism vs. Romanticism
  • Sonata Form: Four Movements (Fast; Slow; Dance; Fast)
  • Movement Form: (Exposition; Development; Recapitulation; Coda)

Mozart, Symphony #40 in G Minor, K. 550 (1788) 

Beethoven, 5th Symphony  in C Minor (1808)
2 13  Day 2
Tues.



Turner, Slavers throwing overboard the Dead and Dying - Typhon coming on ("The Slave Ship") 1840 

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Friedrich, Caspar David The Sea of Ice (1823-25)


Gustave Dore's Illustrations to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1870)


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

 

Romantic Paintings: Ballad Prompts


Amistad (1987) (dir. Steven Spielberg)


Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798) 

 

Gustave Dore's Illustrations to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1870)

 

Homework:

 

Coleridge, "Kubla Khan" (1797)


Fourth Period:


For further reading:

2         

14

 Day 3

Wed.





Delacroix, Eugene
The Death of Sardanapalous (1827)


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Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls plunge more than 400 feet.

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Original text of Kubla Khan in Coleridge's hand (
British Museum)


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798) 
Close Analysis: Coleridge: "Kubla Khan" (1797)

Discussion:

  • How do both "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan" express Coleridge’s understanding of human nature?
  • How does Coleridge use symbol in each poem?
  • How does the sound of each poem contribute to its meaning?
  • What makes these poems “Romantic”?


Close Analysis: Wordsworth's Ballads: "We are Seven" (1798)   Landscapes by John Constable

Homework:

  • Write a paragraph about one of the follwing poems by William Wordsworth. Tell us what his poetic purpose is and how it is Romantic.

Wordsworth from Lyrical Ballads (1798): 

For further reading: Wordsworth's Meditative Poetry: 

For further study:

Early Romanticism in Music 
215 Day 4Thurs.



Greuze, The Village Proposal (1761)


Constable,
The Haywain (1821)


Constable, The White Horse (1819)


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

William Wordsworth:


Homework:


The Gleaners Millet (1857)

2

19

 Day 0

Mon.

Professional Day
220 Day 5Tues.



The Parthenon Marbles (447BC - 432BC)
Keats, On Seeing the Elgin Marbles


Portrait of John Keats by William Hilton. National Portrait Gallery, London



Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

The Life of John Keats (Powerpoint):


Homework:
  • Write a parapraph about the sound effects at work in a verse of one of the following poems: (Study Guide)

2

21

 Day 6

Wed.





The Parthenon Frieze
(447BC - 432BC)


Dionysus and Maenad 486.BC


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

Writing Like Keats

Keats Odes: Study Guide;  Keats Lecture Notes

"To Autumn" (1819)
"On Melancholy" (1819)
"To a Nightingale" (1819) (poetic effects)
"On a Grecian Urn
" (1819)

 

An excellent Keats webpage.

Homework:

Essay Workshop:

 

A Musical Analogue? Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)


2

22

 Day 7

Thurs.





Gericault, An Officer of the Imperial
Horse Guards Charging (1814)


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Monday 2/26)

Essay Workshop:

 
Homework:

2
23
 Day 8
Fri.




Friedrich, Caspar David
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog 1818


Essay Workshop: Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry


Homework:

  • Essay Due on Monday 2/26 at 3:30 p.m.

 

2
26
 Day 9
Mon.

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Delacroix, Eugene
Liberty Leading the People (1830)

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Europe in 1815


Romanticism Essay Due at 3:30 p.m.

Romanticism:

Political Backgrounds to the Industrial Revolution:

 

I.                  Review: Ideologies of the French Revolution

II.                Europe in 1815: The Congress of Vienna: Reassertion of Conservatism


Homework:

0227 Day 10Tues.
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Gericault, Theodore
The Raft of the Medusa (1819)
228 Day 1Wed.


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Turner, Fighting Temeraire (1838)

Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed -The Great North-Western Railway (1844) (See Smarthistory Video

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William Wyld's Manchester from Higher Broughton, 1852

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Stephenson's Steam Locomotive: "The Rocket" (1828)

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Industrialization in Europe 1850



"Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of society, which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage, naturally or necessarily, leads him to prefer that employment which is most advantageous to the society.... By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of society more effectually than he intends to promote it.” (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations)

19th c. Ideologies

The Zeitgeist of the Early 19th Century: 

Choose Industrial Revolution Project Groups.

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Homework:

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

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Spinning Jenny by T. E. Nicholson (1835)

Industrial England Early 19th c.


31Day 2Thurs.



The Crystal Palace
at The Great Exhibition of 1851

Industrialization and Imperialism:
The Great Exhibition of 1851
(Mosaic)

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Child Mine Workers (1820's)

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Gustave Dore, Houndsditch (1872)


Nineteenth Century Ideologies (excerpted from An Intellectual History of Modern Europe by Marvin Perry pp. 203-242) 
Nineteenth Century Ideologies Study Guide; (Quiz 1) (Quiz 2) (Quiz 3)

The Political Compass: Determine your own place on the political spectrum.

"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable." (Adam Smith)

The Zeitgeist of the Early 19th Century: Hegel: History, Dialectic and Progress; Sophie on Hegel; Hegel in Notes on Nieman's Evil in the Modern World (2002)

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Develop a provisional Class Thesis Statement, and then apply the thesis statement to your group's section of the class essay. Write a topic sentence for your group's section of the class essay.


Homework:

 

 

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Manchester Factory Kids (1836) 

 

32Day 3Fri.
35Day 4Mon.
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Pissaro, "L'avenue de l'Opera, Sunlight, Winter Morning." (1898)

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Manet, A Bar at the  Folies-Bergeres
(1881-82) (Smarthitory)

The Zeitgeist of the Early 19th Century: 

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules 
Past Thesis Statements

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Conservative, a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order that have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19th c.  England?

Homework:

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

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Renoir, The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881)
36Day 5Tues.

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Daumier, The Third-Class Carriage, (1862)


Dore, Chimney Sweep (1872)


Dore, Seven Dials (1872)

19th C. Ideologies Quiz 3

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules 

Past Thesis Statements

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

THESIS:

  • Rough Draft: Introductory Paragraph
  • Remember that your topic sentence must be directly related to our thesis.
  • Think about transitions between your presentation and your partner's presentation.
  • Think about transitions between your group and the next group.
  • Remember to quote your texts and to cite your sources.

Homework:


Dore  "The Terraces" from London  (1872)

37 Day 6Wed.

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Darby and Pritchard, Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale, (1779)


The Crystal Palace  at The Great Exhibition of 1851


Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Poster (1885)

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

Dickens Video (School of Life)

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order to have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19th c. England? 

Homework:

  • Prepare for Test
38 Day 7Thurs.


Dore  "The Terraces" from London  (1872)

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Daumier, The Uprising  (1860)

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order to have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19thc. England? 


Homework:

39 Day 8Fri.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)


Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat (1843)
Homework:
310 Day 0Sat.SPRING BREAK
319 Day 0Mon.SPRING BREAK
320 Day 9Tues.
321  Day 10Wed.
SNOW DAY
322 Day 1Thurs.

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 Karl Marx 1818-1883

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Sigmund Freud 1856-1939

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Charles Darwin 1809-1882
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Freiderich Nietzsche 1844-1900

Modern Art: The Revolt Against Representation (ppt.)

Modern Consciousness:

The Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness:


Videos:


Homework: 

Presentation Expectations:

  • Brief Biography of your Modern Thinker
  • Answer the Study Guide Questions
  • Quote your Thinker at least Once.
  • Provide Interesting Graphics (pictures, sketches, tables) to Illustrate your Presentation.
  • Provide Excerpts from Videos to explain Difficult Concepts
  • End Your Presentation with a Properly Formatted Works Cited Page.

Homework:



323 Day 2Fri.

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 Karl Marx 1818-1883

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Sigmund Freud 1856-1939

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Charles Darwin 1809-1882

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Freiderich Nietzsche 1844-1900

The Test of Liberalism: 
Intellectual Backgrounds: 
Marx, Freud, Darwin and Nietzsche

The Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness:

Presentation Expectations:

  • Brief Biography of your Modern Thinker
  • Answer the Study Guide Questions
  • Quote your Thinker at least Once.
  • Provide Interesting Graphics (pictures, sketches, tables) to Illustrate your Presentation.
  • Provide Excerpts from Videos to explain Difficult Concepts
  • End Your Presentation with a Properly Formatted Works Cited Page.

Video Editing Tools

  • ReClipped is a neat tool that lets you take notes, share notes, and share clips from educational videos. ReClipped blends the best aspects of TurboNote, VideoNot.es, and Pinterest into one slick system. With a ReClipped account you can clip sections of videos that you find on YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Coursera, and TED. In addition to clipping you can create time-stamped notes about the videos that you clip. The Pinterest-like aspect of ReClipped appears if you choose to share your clips and notes on a board. ReClipped boards can be shared publicly or kept private. See ReClipped in action in this video. 
  • The Clipchamp team have been working since 2014 on developing unique, proprietary technology to bring video to the internet. Clipchamp’s innovative video compression approach, inbuilt privacy, and browser-based video converter and webcam recorder have served millions of users around the world.

Homework: Prepare for Quiz



326  Day 3Mon.

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The Rhodes Colossus Punch vol. 103 December 10, 1892

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"The White Man's Burden" Detroit Journal, Feb. 1899, reprinted in Literary Digest (Feb. 18, 1899) More cartoons depicting Rhodes from NYPL.

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"New Crowns for Old Ones" John Tenniel Punch 15 April 1876 (Victorian Web)

The Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness:

Study Guide
Quiz on Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness

The Size of Africa:
The Mercator ProjectionHow Big is Africa? (Economist)
World Map Cylyndrical Equal Area

Video:

Homework:

Social Darwinism:

For further reading:

327 Day 4Tues.



The British Empire in 1897

The British Empire (Luscombe) (clickable map)
Rule Britannia” (the Anthem)


The British Empire in 1914


Asia Colonization

The Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness:

The New Imperialism:

Homework:

Further reading:


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Colonial Africa
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Imperialism in South East AsiaWorld Colonial Holdings (1914)
The Colonial World 1919
328 Day 5Wed.



King Leopold II (1835-1909) of Belgium

Quiz on Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness

The New Imperialism:  

Homework:

For Further Reading:

329 Day 6Thurs.
330 Day 0GOOD FRIDAY
42 Day 0PROFESSIONAL DAY
43 Day 7Tues.

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Africa in 1885 from Black's Atlas of the World 


The Congo


Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

The New Imperialism:  

The New Imperialism:

Introduction to Conrad (Powerpoint) and Heart of Darkness 

Homework:

Heart of Darkness (Reading One, pp. 15-22; (pp. 1-6) (pp. 3-9)
Study Guide: part one

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Prisoners at work, Belgian Congo c. 1912

44 Day 8Wed.

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Africa in 1885 from Black's Atlas of the World


The Thames from London to the sea


The Thames at Gravesend

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

Heart of Darkness: Lesson Plan One

Marlow, the Un-named Narrator and 
Conrad's Intricate Frame for Heart of Darkness

Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

Homework:


For further Reading:

45 Day 9Thurs.


La Grande Place, Brussels (c. 1890-1900)

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West Africa


The Snake of the Congo River

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

Heart of Darkness: (Reading TwoLesson Plan Two (Quiz)

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station

Homework:


The Golden Thread: The Fates
46 Day 10Fri.
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The Congo


Leopoldville: The Outer Station

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Fisherman pole their boat out into the Congo River (ca. 1950). CORBIS/Otto Lang.


Late 19th Congo Sculpture (in response to the Belgian exploitation)

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame


Heart of Darkness
: (Reading TwoLesson Plan Two

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station


Body Paragraph Four: The Middle Station


Body Paragraph Five: The Overheard Conversation (27-29)

5th Period: Film: The Outer Station in Apocalypse Now (1979)

Homework:

For further Reading:


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49 Day 1Mon.

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The Congo 

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Congo Riverboat

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Fisherman pole their boat out into the Congo River (ca. 1950). CORBIS/Otto Lang.

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Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

Carl Jung and the Shadow: Integrating the Hidden Power of Your Dark Side (Video)


Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame
Heart of Darkness: (Reading TwoLesson Plan Two

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station


Body Paragraph Four: The Middle Station


Body Paragraph Five: The Overheard Conversation (27-29)

Homework:


For further Reading:

410 Day 2Tues.

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The Congo River


Congo Riverboat

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Kamba "type," Niari River region, French Congo Jean Audema c. 1900, postcard

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph Five: The Overheard Conversation (27-29)

Body Paragraph Six: The Voyage to the Inner Station
Study Guide Four

Body Paragraph Seven: Kurtz and The Inner Station  (Reading Five) Study Guide Five

 

Homework:

For further reading:

411 Day 3Wed.
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The Congo
Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.


Body Paragraph Six: The Voyage to the Inner Station Study Guide Four

 

Homework:

Heart of Darkness: (Reading Six pp. 108-124; 61-72; 83-95) Study Guide Six


412 Day 4Thurs.
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Jim Jones and the Guyana Tragedy: "White Night" final recording from Jonestown.
Conversation and ambient sound. 1978. (
Transcript)

Body Paragraph Seven: Kurtz and The Inner Station  (Reading Five) Study Guide Five

For further reading:

413 Day 5Fri.

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Mask (kibwabwabwa) Kete or Mbagani peoples,   Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th-20th c.

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Picasso Self-Portrait (1907)
Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due due Monday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph Seven: Kurtz and The Inner Station  (Reading Five) Study Guide Five


Paragraph Eight: The Return Study Guide Six

Conclusion: IS progress possible?


Homework:


416 Day 6Mon.

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Faivre, "
On les aura!" (1916)

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Erler, Fritz. 
"Help Us Win!" (1917)

European Humanities Artifact Project (2017-18)

Introduction to World War One Poetry

Never such innocence,
Never before or since,
As changed itself to past
Without a word—the men
Leaving the gardens tidy,
The thousands of marriages
Lasting a little while longer:
Never such innocence again.


—Philip Larkin, MCMXIV

Homework:


For further reading:
417 Day 7Tues.


European Alliances on the Eve of World War I


The German Artist Walter Trier's Map of Europe in 1914

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John Nash, Over the Top,
Imperial War Museum, London.

Fussell Quiz

The Grand Illusion: Poetry from Before the War

Alfred Lord Tennyson: "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
Robert Browning: "Home-Thoughts, From Abroad
Henry Newboldt: "Vitai Lampada"; "Clifton Chapel"  
Rudyard Kipling: "Danny Deever"; "Tommy"; "Recessional"; "Shillin’ a Day"; Gunga Din

Kubrick, Paths of Glory (1957): (Clip)
Renoir, Grand Illusion (complete film) (1937)

Homework:


For further reading:
The Schlieffen PlanWorld War I

418 Day 8Wed.

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French Infantry Attack
War Films: The Battle of the Somme (Mosaic) 


Destroy This Mad Brute—Enlist (1917) by H.R. Hopps was
an American Recruitment poster, which attacked Germany
for their brutal actions in the Rape of Belgium

Paragraph on one of the following poems:

Thomas Hardy,


Homework: Poem Presentation Project


For further reading:

Max Beckmann, Die Granate (Shell), 1915

419 Day 9Thurs.

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Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, La mitrailleuse en action
(The Machine-gun in Action), 1915, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris.

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Otto Dix, Lichtsignale (The Flare), 1917

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Ernst, Murdering Airplane (1920)

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Singer Sargent, Gassed (1918)

Poem Presentation Project

The Reality of Modern War
Prepare 2-3 minute speech on your poem.

Sainsbury's OFFICIAL Christmas 2014 Ad

Brooke, "Peace"; "The Dead"; "The Soldier"
Asquith, "The Volunteer"
Read, "The Happy Warrior"
McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"
Seeger, "I Have a Rendezvous With Death"; 
Owen, "Anthem for Doomed Youth"; "Disabled"; "Strange Meeting"
Sassoon, "Exposure", "A Working Party"; "Counter-Attack"; "Suicide in the Trenches"
Adlington, "Bombardment"
Charles Hamilton Soreley, "When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead"
Rosenberg, "Break of Day in the Trenches"

Homework:

Poem Presentation Project  


The Happy Warrior




420 Day 10Fri.

Singer Sargent, Death and Victory (1922)

Poem Presentation Project

The Reality of Modern War

Brooke, "Peace"; "The Dead"; "The Soldier"
Asquith, "The Volunteer"
Read, "The Happy Warrior"
McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"
Seeger, "I Have a Rendezvous With Death"; 
Owen, "Anthem for Doomed Youth"; "Disabled"; "Strange Meeting"
Sassoon, "Exposure", "A Working Party"; "Counter-Attack"; "Suicide in the Trenches"
Adlington, "Bombardment"
Rosenberg, "Break of Day in the Trenches"

Homework:

For further reading:

423 Day 1Mon.


Picasso, Portrait of
Gertrude Stein
(1906)  (Smarthistory)


Portrait of Ambroise Vollard,
Picasso (1910)

How To Understand A Picasso (Nerdwriter)

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Katsushika Hokusai 
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa,
from "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" (1823-29)

Hemingway’s Affirmations

The Zeitgeist of Modernism

Modernist Poetry:

Al Filreis Stein Links (UPenn) 
Al Filreis Mini-Lecture on "The Red Wheelbarrow" (UPenn) 
The Armory Show of 1913 
The Possibilities of Modernism: 1925: The Year in Review (Artchive)


Kafka Lesson Plans

Homework:

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Demuth, The Figure 5 in Gold (1928)

Mondrian Color Me.

424 Day 2Tues.
425 Day 3Wed.
426 Day 4Thurs.

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Aivazovsky,  The Ninth Wave, 1850



Surikov, The Morning of the Execution of the Streltsy. 1881

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Repin, Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870)

Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

Nineteenth Century Russian Radicalism

Towards an Artifacts Project on the zeitgeist of mid 19th Century Russia:

Russia: 1825-1917


Homework:

For further study: 

The Russian Revolution Simulation (Spartacus)
Chronology of Russian History

427 Day 5Fri.

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Falconet's
Statue of Peter the Great
(1788)


Nicholas I (1796-1855)

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The Countess in Pushkin’s "The Queen of Spades" (1834)  

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Perov, Feodor Dostoyevsky 1872

Pushkin, "The Bronze Horseman" (1833)

Key Events:

  • Victory over Napoleon (1812)
  • The Decembrist Revolt (1815)
  • Nicholas I: Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationalism
  • The Failed Liberal Revolutions of 1848
  • The Crimean War (1855)
  • Alexander II Frees the Serfs (1861)
  • Assassination of Alexander II (1881)
  • Repression of Alexander III

Homework:

The Impact of 1848:

For Further Reading:

Humanities Website: Nineteenth Century Russia

Literature:

Politics:

Secondary Sources:

430 Day 6Mon.


Vladimir Ilych Lenin (1870-1924)


Red Square: Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions
(1915) State Museum, St. Petersburg


Tatlin, Model for
Monument to the Third International (1919)
 


Poster for  October:
Ten Days That Shook the World
(1927)

The Impact of 1848:

From Socialism to Marxism to Leninism:

Backgrounds to the Russian Revolution (Powerpoint)

Review: Utopian Socialists; Marx and Engels;

Key Events Leading to the Revolution:

Victory over Napoleon (1812)
The Decembrist Revolt (1815)
Nicholas I: Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationalism
The Failed Liberal Revolutions of 1848
The Crimean War (1855)
Alexander II Frees the Serfs (1861)
Assassination of Alexander II (1881)
Repression of Alexander III
The Russo Japanese War (1905)
Revolution of 1905
World War One (1914-17)

The February Revolution (1917)
The Provisional Government vs. The Soviets
Lenin’s April Theses “All power to the Soviets”
The July Days "Peace, Bread, and Land"
The Kornilov Affair
The October Revolution
Suppression of Constituent Assembly
Civil War (1917-1921)

Vladimir Illych Lenin (1870-1924): “What Is to Be Done?” (1902)

 “What Was Done” (Julius lecture) (outline):

Historical Artifacts:

Literary Artifacts:


Humanities Website: The Russian Revolution

Art Website:  Russian Avant-Garde Art


Film: The Battleship Potemkin (1925) dir. Eisenstein

Cool Website: Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: 1917

For further reading:

More Lenin: "Marxism and Revisionism" (1908); Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916); State and Revolution (1917) (extracts; April Theses; Call to Power,  (Perry excerpt) (1917); On the Organization of and Extraordinary Commission to Fight Counter Revolution (1917);  Origins of the CHEKA (1917); Dissolution  of the Constituent Assembly (1918)   Hanging Order for Kulaks (1918); "Artists are Irresponsible People" (1919); Conditions for Membership of Comnintern (1920)Testament (1922)

Homework: 

51 Day 7Tues.

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Moor, "Have You Volunteered?" Poster. 1920

 
Tatlin’s Tower (1919)
3-D Model.

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Apsit, "A Year of the Proletarian Dictatorship" 1918

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"For Shock-Brigade Reaping and for a Bolshevik Harvest." The Collective Farm Voron,  Poster. 1934

Mosaic Links: Russia Under Lenin and Stalin


Josef Stalin (1878-1953)

History of Europe - 6013 years in 3 minutes

The Revolutions of 1917

Lenin, “What Is to Be Done?” (1902)
The February Revolution (1917)
Order Number 1 (1917)
Call to Power (Oct 24, 1917)
The "Unknown" Lenin (1918)

What Was Done” (outline) (Julius lecture)

1905 Revolution
The February Revolution
The Provisional Government vs. The Soviets
Lenin’s April Theses
The July Days
The Kornilov Affair
The October Revolution

The Civil War (1918-1921)

Literature Artifacts: 

Art Artifacts:

The Soviets Under Stalin (1926-1955):


History Artifacts:


Literature Artifacts:

Russia During WWII:

Historical Interpretations

 

Homework:

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"Worker and Collective Farm Girl."The Great Fatherland War
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Vladimirski, "Roses for Stalin" (1949)
52 Day 8Wed.Lorca Lesson Plans
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Schinkel, "Medieval City on a River" (1815)

  
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Hitler at the Feldherrnhalle,
August 1, 1914

Intellectual Backgrounds to Fascism and Communism

German Idealism:

The Rise of Modern Germany:

 

For further reading:


Homework:
53 Day 9Thurs.

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Schinkel, "Medieval City on a River" (1815)

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Europe 1914

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The Big 4 met in Paris to negotiate the Treaty Lloyd George of Britain, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France, and Woodrow Wilson of the U.S.

German Nationalism

  • Kant: subjective reality; radical finitude; moral freedom
  • Hegel: determined history; spirit unfolding through conflict
  • Herder: cultural pluralism
  • German Romanticism: values are subject to culture
  • Fichte: the Volk, German collective identity

The Rise of Modern Germany:

 

Homework:

54 Day 10Fri.

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Schinkel, "Medieval City on a River" (1815)

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Grosz,  Der Monteur

 
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Dix, The Journalist Sylvia Von Harden (1926)
Expressionism
(Pace Powerpoint) user name: pb20s password: nov1118


Eugen Adam, The Rasing of the German Flag over Fort  Vanves before Paris January 19, 1871 (1878)

German Nationalism

  • Kant: subjective reality; radical finitude; moral freedom
  • Hegel: determined history; spirit unfolding through conflict
  • Herder: cultural pluralism
  • German Romanticism: values are subject to culture
  • Fichte: the Volk, German collective identity

The Rise of Modern Germany:

The German Experience of WWI:

The Weimar Republic (1919-1932)

 

Homework:

57 Day 1Mon.

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"National Socialism
or the Sacrifice was in Vain" 1921

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"Muzzled"  Literary Digest 9/13/1919

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The Fagus Shoe Factory, Alfeld-an-der-Leine, Walter Gropius (1910-12)

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From Riefenstahl, Leni. "Triumph of the Will." 1934

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Schweitzer, Hans. 
"Our Last Hope: Hitler." Poster. 1932

The German Experience of WWI:

The Weimar Republic and The Rise of Nazism

Secondary Sources:

Homework:

Further Reading:

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Hitler Campaign Poster 1932

From Riefenstahl, Leni. 
"Triumph of the Will." Film still. 1934

58 Day 2Tues.

Brancusi, Bird in Space, 1923 (Smarthistory
Mina Loy, "Brancusi's Golden Bird" 
Golden Bird, 1919/1920
Artifact Project Work:
  • Remember that your project will need to have a unifying THESIS which connects the artifacts you choose to the ZEITGEIST of the time period.
  • Choose THREE potential projects and post your ideas to the: Artifacts Project Brainstorm Page
  • Using the comment function, comment on at least THREE of your classmates' ideas.
  • THIS IS A GRADED EXERCISE.

Homework:
  • STEP TWO: Choose at least Three Artifacts that Fit with Your Project and and Post Them to the Artifact Choices Page.
  • Think of how you plan to fulfill each of the project's requirements.
  • Post comments to at least THREE of your classmates' proposals.
  • THIS IS A GRADED EXERCISE.

Final Project Table of Contents

  • Find short video which you can use to introduce your topic.
  • Apply One of the Philosophical Theories we have studied to your understanding of the zeitgeist of your period: Freud's Theory of the Unconcious, Nietzsche's Superman, Marx's Dialectical Materialism or Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection
  • Find and analyze literary artifacts (poems, stories, plays, excerpts from novels) from the era which reflect the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Find and analyze historical artifacts (primary resources) from the era which reflect the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Find and analyze art (paintings, sculpture, architecture, music) which reflects the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Do an Interview with an Expert: who can provide insight into your issue.
  • Make sure you include a Works Cited Page.
59 Day 3Wed.

Umberto Boccioni,  Unique Forms of Continuity in Space 1913
Artifact Project Work:
  • STEP THREE: Set up an INTERVIEW with a Faculty Member with whom you can talk to get suggestions about how to improve your choice of Artifacts and then come up with a Thesis which reflects the Zeitgeist of the Modern Era.
  • RECORD this Interview in VIDEO FORMAT to include in your presentation.

Final Project Table of Contents
  • Find short video which you can use to introduce your topic.
  • Apply One of the Philosophical Theories we have studied to your understanding of the zeitgeist of your period: Freud's Theory of the Unconcious, Nietzsche's Superman, Marx's Dialectical Materialism or Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection
  • Find and analyze literary artifacts (poems, stories, plays, excerpts from novels) from the era which reflect the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Find and analyze historical artifacts (primary resources) from the era which reflect the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Find and analyze art (paintings, sculpture, architecture, music) which reflects the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Do an Interview with an Expert: who can provide insight into your issue.
  • Make sure you include a Works Cited Page.

Homework:
  • STEP THREE: Set up an Interview with a Faculty Member with whom you can talk to get suggestions about how to improve your Choice of Artifacts, find a good Secondary Source, and then come up with a Thesis which reflects the Zeitgeist of the Modern Era.
510 Day 4Thurs.
Artifact Project Work:
Homework:
  • Interview Faculty Member 
  • STEP FOUR: Develop a first draft for the Thesis for your Project and post it to the Artifacts Project Proposal Page
  • Comment on at least THREE of your classmates' proposals.
511  Day 5Fri.

Dali, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936)
Artifact Project Work

Homework:
  • Get caught up on STEP THREE, STEP FOUR and STEP FIVE.

514 Day 6Mon.

Vera Mukhina, Worker and Kolkhoz Woman (1937)
Artifact Project Work:

Final Project Table of Contents:
  • Find short video which you can use to introduce your topic.
  • Apply One of the Philosophical Theories we have studied to your understanding of the zeitgeist of your period: Freud's Theory of the Unconcious, Nietzsche's Superman, Marx's Dialectical Materialism or Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection
  • Find and analyze literary artifacts (poems, stories, plays, excerpts from novels) from the era which reflect the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Find and analyze historical artifacts (primary resources) from the era which reflect the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Find and analyze art (paintings, sculpture, architecture, music) which reflects the zeitgeist of the era.
  • Do an Interview with an Expert: who can provide insight into your issue.
  • Make sure you include a Works Cited Page.
515 Day 7Tues.


Picasso,
Guernica detail (1938)


Soviet soldiers fighting in the ruins of Stalingrad, 1942


Dali, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936)

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

 

What have we learned from the terrible ordeals of the twentieth century? What would the following thinkers say about the prospects of liberalism surviving the 21st Century? How will liberals like you and me discover a path that can lead to a better, if not a perfect world?

 

Choose at least six writers, thinkers or characters from any of the groups to include in your conversation.

Invite your salon members to a Bunker Block at the Auschwitz prison camp to speak with Primo about his situation.  

The War in the East: Operation Barbarossa

Homework:

  • Artifact Projects Work

For further reading:

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Heydrich (Kenneth Branaugh) and Eichmann (Stanley Tucci) in Conspiracy (2001)

516 Day 8Wed.

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Operation Barbarossa Sept. 1941

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Kiev 1941

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Kiev 1941


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The Ravine at Babi Yar September 29-30, 1941


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Women Prisoners at the Ravine of Babi Yar

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era


Fussell, "The Real War, 1939-1945", The Atlantic, vol. 264 No.2, (August, 1989) (Quiz)

The Fallen of World War Two (VIDEO) (Neil Halloran) (Interactive Graph)

When did the Final Solution finally metamorphose from a forced emigration program into an effort to exterminate all the Jews in Europe?

Babi Yar:

Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (1947):

  • Survival in Auschwitz, pp.9-11: Preface
  • In English the original title of Levi’s memoir: “Se questo e un uomo…” is “If This Is a Man…” Can you finish the sentence for him?
  • Levi took his own life years later in 1987. He survived Auschwitz physically, but in the end it can be argued that the experience robbed him of his life.
  • Throughout the fourth quarter we have been thinking about how the Greek Ideal was challenged by the forces of industrial revolution, colonial exploitation and the rise of fascism. Ultimately, the social pressures of industrial change led to outbursts of savagery among the most advanced nations on earth.
  • How can the curious title of Levi’s memoir and his ultimate rejection of life be linked to our understanding of the ultimate fate of liberalism? (Discussion 1)

Homework:

517 Day 9Thurs.

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The Main Gate at Auschwitz

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Entrance to the Gas Chamber at Auschwitz

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998)
In the Freight Wagon 1945-1949


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David Olère, Selection and
Blocks 2 to 5, Birkenau (1945)

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David Olère, Selection and
Blocks 2 to 5, Birkenau
(1945)

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

What have we learned from the terrible ordeals of the twentieth century? What would the following thinkers say about the prospects of liberalism surviving the 21st Century? How will liberals like you and me discover a path that can lead to a better, if not a perfect world?

Choose at least six writers, thinkers or characters from any of the groups to include in your conversation.


Invite your salon members to a Bunker Block at the Auschwitz prison camp to speak with Primo about his situation.

Discussion: The Nazi Psychological Assault:

 

Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp.9-38 Preface; Epigram;  1. “The Journey”; 2. “On the Bottom";  Study Guide 1 ; (Quiz)  (Discussion 1) (Study Guide Notes)


In English the original title of Levi’s memoir: “Se questo e un uomo…” is “If This Is a Man…” Can you finish the sentence for him?

 

Levi took his own life years later in 1987. He survived Auschwitz physically, but in the end it can be argued that the experience robbed him of his life.

 

Throughout the fourth quarter we have been thinking about how the Greek Ideal was challenged by the twin forces of industrial revolution and colonialism. Ultimately, the social pressures of industrial change led to outbursts of savagery among the most advanced nations on earth. 

 

How can the curious title of Levi’s memoir and his ultimate rejection of life be linked to our understanding of the ultimate fate of liberalism? (Discussion 1)

Homework:

Selections on the Ramp at Auschwitz

518 Day 10Fri.
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Primo Levi (1919-1987)

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David Olère Arrival  1944

Artifact Project Work:

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era


Survival in Auschwitz
, pp.11-38: “The Journey”; “On the Bottom” (Quiz) (Discussion 1)
  • Paragraph: Explain the double sense of the term “extermination camp”. What aspect of the prisoner’s character is targeted by the Nazis? What is the Nazi goal?

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.38-77 3. "Initiation", 4. “Ka-Be”, 5. “Our Nights”, 6. “The Work”, 7. “A Good Day”; Study Guide ; (Quiz);  (Discussion 2)


Homework: 
521 Day 1Mon.

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber In the Barracks (1945-1949)


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David Olère New Prisoners  1945

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.11-38: “The Journey”; “On the Bottom” (Quiz) (Discussion 1)
  • Paragraph: Explain the double sense of the term “extermination camp”. What aspect of the prisoner’s character is targeted by the Nazis? What is the Nazi goal?

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.38-77 3. "Initiation", 4. “Ka-Be”, 5. “Our Nights”, 6. “The Work”, 7. “A Good Day”; Study Guide ; (Quiz);  (Discussion 2)

Homework:

522 Day 2Tues.

Ella Liebermann-Shiber,
Auschwitz (1927-1998)

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.38-77  3. "Initiation", 4. “Ka-Be”, 5. “Our Nights”, 6. “The Work”, 7. “A Good Day”; Study Guide; (Discussion 2)

  • Can the civilized self survive at Auschwitz? Or is Auschwitz revealing our true selves: man in the state of nature?
  • What happens to the conception of good and evil in Primo's situation?
  • Primo on Socrates (Discussion)

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.77-116 Class Discussion: The Economics of Auschwitz: pp.77-116  8.  This Side of Good and Evil”, 9. “The Drowned and the Saved”, 10. “Chemical Examination”,  11. “The Canto of Ulysses" (notes) (Inferno Canto 26) (Quiz) (Discussion 3

  • What is the difference between the brand of capitalism driving Auschwitz’s economy and that which occurs normally in the outer world? What is necessary for survival in both worlds?


Homework:

Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp. 116- 145 12. The Events of the Summer”, 13. “October 1944”,  14. Kraus”, 15.  “Die drei Leute vom Labor

523 Day 3Wed

David Olere (1902-1985) Prisoners Pulling a Wagon Loaded with Victims' Belongings


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Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998)
Eating 1945-1949

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.77-116 Class Discussion: The Economics of Auschwitz: pp.77-116  8.  This Side of Good and Evil”, 9. “The Drowned and the Saved”, 10. “Chemical Examination”,  11. “The Canto of Ulysses" (notes) (Inferno Canto 26) (Quiz) (Discussion 3

Paragraph: What is the difference between the brand of capitalism driving Auschwitz’s economy and that which occurs normally in the outer world? What is necessary for survival in both worlds?


Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations (1776)

Thomas Malthus Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)


Homework

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (98)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannwitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112) (epiphany)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

524 Day 4Thurs

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998) Soup Distribution 1945-1949


David Olere, Food for the Women

 
David Olere,  Auschwitz Inmates Marching

auschwitz_food.jpg
Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998)
Eating 1945-1949

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

Survival in Auschwitz, pp. 116- 145

12. The Events of the Summer”, 13. “October 1944” (The Great Selection),  14. Kraus”, 15.  “Die drei Leute vom Labor (Quiz) (Discussion 4) (answers)


Review:
  • Explain the double sense of the term “extermination camp”. What aspect of the prisoner’s character is targeted by the Nazis? What is the Nazi goal?
  • Can the civilized self survive at Auschwitz? Or is Auschwitz revealing our true selves: man in the state of nature?
  • What happens to the moral judgment of an individual when life is reduced to its primordial situation? Can Socrates’ conception of morality survive in Auschwitz? How about Kant's? Apply the categorical imperative.
  • What is the difference between the brand of capitalism driving Auschwitz’s economy and that which occurs normally in the outer world? What is necessary for survival in both worlds?

Consider the following episodes and Primo's actions. Are they moral, or is morality irrelevant to survival? Jean the Pikolo (112); Lorenzo (119); Kuhn (129); Ziegler (129); Kraus (132)

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (98)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannwitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112) (epiphany)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

Homework:

525 Day 5Fri.
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Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Revolt in Birkenau (1945-1949)

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David Olère They Tried to Escape (1946)


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Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Death March (1945-1949)

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

Read  Survival in Auschwitz, pp.145-175  16. “The Last One”,  17. “The Story of Ten Days

 (Quiz) (Discussion 5) (answers

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (98)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannwitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112) (epiphany)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

Homework:

  • Write thesis statement on Survival in Auschwitz.
528 Day 0 Mon. Memorial Day
529 Day 6Tues.
auschwitz_rebellion.jpg
Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Revolt in Birkenau (1945-1949)

auschwitz_execution.jpg
David Olère They Tried to Escape (1946)


auschwitz_march.jpg
Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Death March (1945-1949)

Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era


Survival in Auschwitz, pp.145-175  16. “The Last One”,  17. “The Story of Ten Days” (Quiz) (Discussion 5) (answers

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (98)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannwitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112) (epiphany)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

Homework:

  • Write thesis statement on Survival in Auschwitz.

The Crematorium IV at Birkenau that was destroyed by the Sonderkommando in October 1944.

530 Day 7Wed.








Final Exam 2017: (Final Exam Schedule)

The Cosmic Salon:

The Lessons of the Modern Era

Review:

  • Explain the double sense of the term “extermination camp”. What aspect of the prisoner’s character is targeted by the Nazis? What is the Nazi goal?
  • Can the civilized self survive at Auschwitz? Or is Auschwitz revealing our true selves: man in the state of nature?
  • What happens to the moral judgment of an individual when life is reduced to its primordial situation? Can Socrates’ conception of morality survive in Auschwitz? How about Kant's? Apply the categorical imperative.
  • What is the difference between the brand of capitalism driving Auschwitz’s economy and that which occurs normally in the outer world? What is necessary for survival in both worlds?

Potential Episodes:

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (98)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannwitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112) (epiphany)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

Potential Invitees: 

Machiavelli
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Voltaire 
Immanuel Kant

Adam Smith  

Thomas Malthus

Jeremy Bentham  

Karl Marx

Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Friedrich Nietzsche

Joseph Conrad
Mr. Kurtz
Adolph Hitler

Sophocles

Socrates

Plato

Aristotle

Moses

Yahweh

Jesus
Beowulf
Chaucer
Shakespeare

Post Modernist Art (ppt)

Exam Review: Grammar and Usage 
Exam Review: Vocabulary

Homework:

531 Day 8Thurs.
61 Day 9Fri. EXAMS
64 Day 10 Mon. EXAMS
65 Day 1Tues. EXAMS
66 Day 2Wed. EXAMS
67 Day 3Thurs. EXAMS
68 Day 4Fri. EXAMS
69 Day 0Sat. Baccalaureate
610 Day 0Sun. Founders Day