10th Grade

Welcome to Core 10 of Cleveland High School’s Humanities Magnet Program! In Core 10, we continue the tradition of rigorous academia in which the students will be expected to contend with a few hours of Core homework a night. There will be quite a bit of reading and writing each night to coincide with some invigorating discussions held in class. Unlike 9th grade Core, here you will have four interdisciplinary classes in two periods: Art History (taught by either Ms. Prato or Mrs. Mercer), Literature (taught by Mr. Posito), Philosophy (taught by Mr. Basinger) and Social Institutions (taught by Mr. Demail). You no longer have literature class all year. Now, with each 10-week unit, you will have 5 weeks for each discipline. The point here being that you have each of us for only half the academic year. I want to present you with a brief overview of Unit One in Core 10.

Unit 1: Study of Virtue in The Ancient Greek Culture (Philosophy Driven)

CORE 10 examines the Ancient Greek Civilization by evaluating how the definition of VIRTUE changed as the civilization progressed. How and why did a barbarous group of people from the middle of The Mediterranean develop philosophy and lay the foundation for Western civilization.

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Unit 2: The Rise of Christianity (Social Institutions Driven)

Our examination then moves to the Roman Empire with an emphasis on its social and political transition from republic to empire. We conclude the unit with an analysis of how the Roman Empire embraced and was ultimately transformed by Christianity.

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Unit 3: The Bloody History of the Catholic Church (Art History Driven)

As the Roman Empire declined, the Catholic Church became the dominant social and political institution in Europe as we focus on it from a visual standpoint, yet the Scientific Revolution challenged Church dominance. The unit concludes with a demonstration of how internal corruption and external challenges led to the weakening of the Catholic Church.

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Unit 4: The Romantics and The Victorians (Literature Driven)

With the fall of the Catholic Church, new scientifically based social, economic and political structures rose to replace it. The literature of the time, as well as the philosophy and art of Western culture, were transformed by the movement from the dominance of faith to a new European society dominated by reason and science.

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