Radicals and Revolution
Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017
“Revolution” has become a word used so often it is difficult to define. It can be used to describe political transformation, new advances in technology, or shifts in lifestyle. In this course, students will look deeply at diverse historical and contemporary case-studies, searching for the patterns that create and shape revolutionary processes. As a parallel, we will look at the groups and individuals that take part in these revolutionary moments. Students will conduct their own historical research, participate in simulations, and engage with some of the great theorists of the past. By looking at causes, successes, and failures, students will strive to create their own definition of Revolution, creating a lens that can help them better understand their past and, perhaps, the future. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, political revolutions in France, America, China, Iran, and Haiti, as well as conceptual revolutions such as those that have taken place in science, industry, and technology.