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Teaching the Great Books

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  1. Introduction
    Teaching the Great Books: Course Introduction (Preview Content)
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  2. Lessons
    Lesson 1: What Should We Read? (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 2: How Should We Read the Classics?
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  4. Lesson 3: How to Do Deep Reading
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  5. Lesson 4: Ancient and Modern Modes of Interpretation
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  6. Lesson 5: How to Teach Great Books—Part I
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  7. Lesson 6: How to Teach Great Books—Part II
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  8. Lesson 7: Classroom Habits and Practices
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  9. Lesson 8: Who Do We Teach?
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  10. Lesson 9: Students Afflicted with Acedia or Ennui
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  11. Lesson 10: Helping Students Overcome Acedia or Ennui
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  12. Lesson 11: Who Is the Teacher?
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  13. Class Observations
    Lesson 12: Observe 7th Grade Classroom (with preclass interview)
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  14. Lesson 13: Observe 10th Grade Classroom (with pre- and post-class interviews)
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  15. Lesson 14: Observe 10th Grade Classroom (with pre- and post-class interviews)
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  16. Lesson 15: Observe 10th Grade Classroom (with pre- and post-class interviews)
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  17. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Teaching the Great Books
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In our society today, it seems everything can be disposed of without a second thought. If you look around our cities and homes, so much could be easily thrown away and likely would not be worth reparing. In a way, this is what presentational art is. One of the Transformers movies or one of Macklemore’s hit songs could easily be lost in the next few years and the world would not change much, but if Homer’s works were lost, the trajectory of some people’s lives might change, because those works have continued to be extraordinarily influential throughout the years.