Grammar: Correct this sentence: Illiteracy is an enormous problem, it affects millions of people worldwide, and is an impediment to social progress.
Classwork: Define "good." Identify someone who fits that definition. Explain if you agree or disagree that everyone & everything are good. This idea of goodness/morality will be a major part of this 3-week unit about religion, philosophy, and psychology.
We will start the discussion with a study of texts from Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Read two translations of the story of Qabil and Habil in the Qu'ran (Sura 5:27-32). Describe how the interpretations and certain connotations change in the different translations.
Enjoy Dr. Abdullah Kapic, guest speaker from Islamic Speakers' Bureau, as he discusses the basics of Islam.
Read and discuss themes of "Parable of the Lost Son" from the Bible (Luke 15:11-32) and from James Weldon Johnson.
Classwork & Homework: Read and annotate "Socrates' Apology" by Plato. AnnotateBe prepared for Socratic Seminar (student-led discussion of text) tomorrow.