The Renaissance and Reformation set is the opportunity to obtain Sets 4, 5 and 6 of Spanking Plato at a reduced cost. Both are included in one unit: The Renaissance and Reformation.
Set 4 is the story of the Martin Luther and John Calvin and the beginning of the protestant Reformation.
Set 5 is the story of Galileo, Newton and Descartes and the rise of science which led to a mechanistic view of the universe.
Set 6 is the story of Adam Smith and the rise of capitalism. All of these sets are available as a unit for twenty percent off the total price. Included are:
The Renaissance and Reformation
The Smashed Thumb
A Thunderstorm, PSTD, and Hitler
Calvin’s Cold feet
Trial by Fire
The Apple of my Eye
Descartes’ Last Words
Divorce Before Descartes
Adam Smith: All Buttoned Up? Not
Adam Smith: Coming Out of the Closet?
Interlude Day 1: Beach Bust Bingo
Interlude Day 2: Your money or Your Life
Interlude Day 3: The Perfect Storm
There is a twenty percent discount for this set, The Renaissance and Reformation. For example, Set 4 would normally cost $4.99. Set 5 would normally cost $7.99. Set 6 would normally cost 4.99. All purchased separately would cost $18.97. However, with the twenty percent discount the price for all three sets is $15.17.
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Alfred North Whitehead, a famous thinker, once said that all of western thought is a footnote to Plato. But imagine that western thought is a person. What would this individual think? How would he or she behave?
In Spanking Plato, a satirical, funny, and irreverent story, I have personified Western Thought—also known as Wes or Wesley Thought—as a man who is confused and angry because history considers him a mere footnote to Plato. After all, he says, he was around long before Plato. Many famous people, like Aquinas and Aristotle, have irritated him further by putting words in his mouth that misrepresent his ideas. As a result, he is confused about who he is and suffers an identity crisis. He seeks the help of a therapist.
A cynical story, Spanking Plato describes Wesley Thought’s frustration about how he has been misunderstood and misrepresented throughout history. Will he discover who he is?
One person referred to, Spanking Plato as, “A slaughterhouse for sacred cows.” Another said it was the next Monty Python.
Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
It is not necessary to get each set. You can skip around and choose which set best meets your needs since they are individual units and can be taught independently.
For example, a science teacher might only be interested in Galileo and Newton, while a social studies teacher might be interested in Hobbes or Locke. An American History teacher might want a set of Jefferson and Hamilton.