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Areas of Focus

Term 1      

  • The Golden Ages of Greece and the Arab World

  • The Renaissance

  • The Enlightenment

  • The Age of Reason

Term 2

  • The Universe and Space Exploration

  • The Technological Singularity

  • Intelligent Optimism

  • The Neuroscience of Education and Learning

Term 3

  • Critical Thinking

  • Cosmic Citizenship

  • Beginning of Infinity

  • Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century

Primary Reference Texts


Term 1

  • The Iliad and Odyssey by Homer

  • Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim Al Khalili

  • Selected works of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle


Term 2

  • The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, and Hidden Dimensions by Brian Greene

  • The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil

  • How the Brain Learns by David Sousa


Term 3

  • Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner

  • The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World by David Deutsch

  • The HUMAN Project by Anna Stillwell and Erika Ilves

Sample Lesson Plan

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Sample Flipped Lesson on TED-Ed

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