Humanities Day 2010

Humanities Day 2010

by Derek Anderson, Robert Busek, John Herndon, Mark Luce, Gregory Shubert
     
 
This volume contains the essays collected from Ridgeview Classical Schools' first Humanities Day. The event, inspired by Humanities Day at the University of Chicago, was created to invite parents, alumni, students, and friends to take advantage of an opportunity to interact with the teachers for a day of lectures, readings, performances, and discussions about the

Overview

This volume contains the essays collected from Ridgeview Classical Schools' first Humanities Day. The event, inspired by Humanities Day at the University of Chicago, was created to invite parents, alumni, students, and friends to take advantage of an opportunity to interact with the teachers for a day of lectures, readings, performances, and discussions about the humanities. We intended the day to be our intellectual homecoming, an opportunity to showcase the kinds of discussions we have every day in class and for our community to engage with our faculty as public intellectuals.
The first year was a banner success. Seventeen teachers volunteered to present papers and lead discussions on a wide variety of topics in such disciplines as Philosophy, Literature, History, the Classics, Music, Art History, Theology, Psychology, History of Science, and Philosophy of Education. Some two hundred parents, students and alumni attended. Although there is no substitution for the face-to-face interaction and exchange possible in the sessions of Humanities Day, herein the interested reader will find the original essays produced by Ridgeview faculty for the event. I am certain that all the presenters would be willing to continue the conversation if any readers are interested in taking up the thread.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456509705
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/18/2011
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Derek Anderson

DEREK ANDERSON was born and raised in Story County in Ames, Iowa, where his family still farms. He is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the LITTLE QUACK series by Lauren Thompson as well as HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord. He now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him www.DerekAnderson.net

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