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A Brief History of Classical Education

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  1. Lessons
    Lesson 1: Classical and Medieval Ideas of Leisure and Learning (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  2. Lesson 2: The History of American Education (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  3. Lesson 3: Education in the Medieval World
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 4: The History of Ancient Education
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 5: Leisure and the Beautiful
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lesson 6: Aristotle and Classical Education
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 7: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 8: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 9: Plato and Classical Education
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    1 Quiz
  10. Lesson 10: Plato and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  11. Lesson 11: Summary and Conclusion
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  12. Discussions
    Discussion 1: Scholé (Leisure) and Classical Education
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  13. Discussion 2: The True, Good, and Beautiful in Classical Education
  14. Discussion 3: American and Classical Education Compared
  15. Discussion 4: Vocational Training and Classical Education
    1 Quiz
  16. Discussion 5: Classical Education and the "Yearning for Being"
  17. Discussion 6: Univ. of Dallas Grad Program for Classical Teachers
  18. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Brief History of Classical Education
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  • How does tragedy stretch your understanding of what is beautiful?  In what ways can a tragedy, which is undeserved, be beautiful?
  • Discuss the validity of the modern argument that the ancients were not intelligent because they thought of the Cosmos as living.
  • How is a play ordered like life?
  • How has your understanding of the beautiful been enriched by learning about Aristotle’s philosophy from Poetics? What is your school’s role in restoring harmony to the community?