Please write a good solid paragraph where you comment on any
of the following topics, raise any questions that come to mind: what do you
know about this week's topic already? what interests you about this topic? what
more would you like to learn about it? When you are done, post your comments
in the "Starting Assumptions" section of this week's Blackboard
Discussion Board. Please make sure that you do this by
Tuesday midnight; it is up to you whether you want to do this before
or after the Background assignment (either way is fine).
Note: you do not have to answer all these questions; just
pick the ones that are the most relevant to what's on your mind.
and the "Dark Ages":
- have you taken a history class where you have studied the Middle Ages? what
about the early Middle Ages, also known as the "Dark Ages"...?
- what is the phrase the "Dark Ages" supposed to convey? how is
this phrase different from "Middle Ages"? what does the phrase "Middle
- have you encountered the figure of Charlemagne in a class that you have
taken in school? what random facts do you know about Charlemagne? had you
ever heard of the "Carolingian" Renaissance?
- do the names of any of these cities suggest anything in particular to you...?
- Mainz - Frankfurt
Maps of the World
- do you remember when you first saw maps as a child? did maps make sense
to you? did you have a favorite map or the U.S.? or the world? did you have
a globe to play with when you were little? do you have a globe in your room
- when you close your eyes and picture a map of the world, what do you see?
- at the bottom of the page you will find some images from
this week's unit; if any of these images make a big impression on you, you
can share your thoughts about the image and what it suggests to you (click
on the image to learn more about it!)
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
Laura Gibbs, University of Oklahoma - Information Technology © 2003.
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