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Is Morality Innate?

1. Do you believe babies are born good or evil explain? Now watch the 60 Minutes 2. How has this Yale study impacted on your viewpoint? 3. What confounding variables may have impacted on the outcome of this study? Advertisements

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Tiger Moms

1. What do you think about this type of parenting? Explain – strengths and weaknesses 2. Compare this to Diane Baumrind’s 4 styles of parenting. 3. Ask your parents what type of parents they grew up with and if it … Continue reading

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Romantic art is a highly emotional school of art.   Romantic art revels in the individual, subjective, irrational, imaginative, personal, spontaneous, emotional, visionary and transcendental. It rejects order, calm, harmony, balance, idealization and rationality. Romantic art shows a preference for … Continue reading

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Pop Art initially seems to glorify popular culture by celebrating  soup cans, comic strips and models to the status of fine art on the walls of museums. But, perhaps look again and maybe you will notice the critique of the … Continue reading

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Is It Too Surreal For You?

Until the twentieth century, artists tried to capture reality in their paintings. Surrealism surfaced in the period following WWI in the  1920s, when young artists wanted to create something more than a mere copy of what they saw.  Artists became … Continue reading

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Banksy and Street Art

Perhaps one of the most well known graffiti artists of the 21st century, Banksy, as he is called, is a master with stencils and a spray can.  A spokeswoman for the Brooklyn Museum, said a painting – of a red-coated colonial-era … Continue reading

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War and Peace

How does the work of Paul Nash challenge William Phillip’s depiction of the war? Answer the question in terms of subject, composition, color, and perspective (Where does your eye go when viewing the work?)

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