Posts Categorized: Humanities

Pay It Forward with Pizza

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I recall a humorous example of dangling modifiers that I saw years ago. “With one quick call, three pizzas saved the day!” How can pizza’s save the day? Well… This video shows just that. This touching video can make a great spark for empathy. Learn how a pizzeria owner solved a community issue of feeding the […]

A New Perspective on Dance

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Special thanks to Dr. Suzanne Salapa and her dance students for sharing their talents with the Circles team. This morning we recorded some behind the scenes footage of a rehearsal for one of their upcoming performances. To learn more about upcoming dance events at Valencia, click here. The piece they are rehearsing is titled I Am with […]

Back to the Future 2

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This is just a friendly reminder for all of you fans of the Back to the Future Franchise. This Wednesday (October 21st, 2015) is Back to the Future Day. It is the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly jumped to when they jumped into the future in the sequel to the 1985 hit movie. Last year, […]

Did you know that January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day?”

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On a recent e-mail from the “National Parks Service” “ditch your New Year’s resolution day” showed up in the subject line.  What synchronicity as we have our upcoming “Circle of Innovation” sessions (January, 2015) on the “Power of Habit” and making your students stick to new habits you wish them to change or begin.  We […]

Shakespeare in the Original Pronunication (OP)

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Linked from a rather silly discussion on Reddit of how did “Pirate Speak” come to be so recognizable, was this fascinating video about English actors performing the plays of Shakespeare in the original pronunciation at London’s Globe Theatre. When spoken in modern English, the meaning is lost for original puns or words intended to rhyme, […]

A Different View Of Michelangelo

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Hum:2230-Renaissance and Baroque Introduction:  This is a look a Michelangelo from a different angle.  Michelangelo lived in changing times and his art and writings reflect those changes.  This lesson plan deals with his life in Rome after he moved there from Florence in 1534.  The Protestant Movement had been underway for some years and the […]

The Importance of Humanities

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As I haven’t been able to log onto the site for a while, my husband created my own website, where I posted the Powerpoint and the links, lesson, and material.  You can access the site here. Introduction  Humanities is a required course that many students do not feel is important in their careers.  Coming to […]

Music and the Brain

Posted by & filed under Humanities, Music, Science, Uncategorized.

Introduction:  Few will deny that music has a powerful impact on most of our lives, but it is interesting to think about why it is so powerful.  Music can help put us into various emotional states, whether it be relaxed, focused, or even angry.  I will discuss this topic in a Music Appreciation class.  Why […]

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

Supervillains: the real Heroes

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Luke Leonard Title: Supervillains: the real Heroes Before class: I will require them to watch one of these three videos and to begin reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I explain that these videos are You Tube and not professionally done, thought the authors in these videos do have some credibility. Entrance […]