• Welcome to the 18th Century!
     Restoration and Romantic Literature
    Essential Questions
    How did the Restoration influence art and literature of the period?
    What was the role of nature in 18th century literature and artistic works?
    What is satire and how do writers, such as Jonathan Swift, infuse it into their literary works?
     Research Activities and Articles
    Popular Science Article: "Are We Running Out of Scientific Geniuses?" - An article that discusses how scientists, such as Galileo Galilei and other researchers from the Age of Reason, helped to build a foundation for modern scientific thinking. http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/are-scientific-geniuses-extinct 
    Choose Your Own Destiny/Background to 18th Century Literature - 18th Century Research
    Are you a Romanticist or a Realist? Research the terms 'Romanticist' and 'Realist' to determine which describes you.
    Calling All Critics! Find out the prominent artists of the Romantic era. Choose one work from one of the artists. Print it out. Then, write a detailed review of the work. Use the following link to see sample art reviews. http://http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html
    What is satire? Using web resources, find a definition for "satire." Find an example of satire. Explain why this is an example.
     Philosophy Focus: Using the Merriam Webster online dictionary, find out what "moral imperative" is. In your opinion, do people have moral imperatives? Why or why not? How does Jonathan Swift treat the issue of "moral imperative" in his writing?