The Exchange of Ideas

Chapter Question:

How did the Renaissance spark the growth and exchange of ideas across Europe?

Chapter Curriculum & Vocabulary
Chapter Vocabulary


Activity:  What does Galileo's experience tell us about how challenging it can be to change a society's world view?

Story P. 79

  1. According to the story, why was Galileo sentenced to house arrest?
  2.  Which elements of Worldview did Galileo’s knowledge conflict?
    • (Think way back to September... The elements are listed and defined on P. 5) 

Looking at the painting of Galileo's Trial

  1. What is the artist trying to convey about Galileo's trial? (What story is he telling?)
  2. How does the artist tell the story?
  3. What does Galileo's experience tell us about how challenging it can be to change a society's worldview?

Today:

  1. How did the Internet, or mobile access to the Internet (smart phones, tablets, etc) spark the growth and exchange of ideas?
    • Specific examples
    • What does/did this change to society look like?
    • In what ways has out society faced challenges as a result of these changes?