Intellectual Life: Education and Learning 2

Intellectual Life: Education and Learning 2

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  • Starting in the 1200s, cathedral schools gave rise to universities. In this universities they teach "trivium" (grammar, dialectic and rhetoric) and "quadrivium" (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music). Most of the students in church schools were sons of nobles who were studying for careers in the clergy. This universities were available to people from 15 years old to 20 years old approximately, at the end of there school they started university.
  • How was knowledge transmitted in the middle ages?
  • Maybe this will be interesting like Alessia told me
  • After the fall of the Roman Empire, in the early times of the Middle Ages, all this interest was lost for centuries, largely due to the division of the European continent between East and West, leaving the latter without access to the original treaties in Greek, with which science was plunged into a deep abandonment. (Bravo, 2007) The discovery of the main works of Aristotle was one of the most decisive influences for scholars of that time. In its first centuries, the thought of the Middle Ages was inspired mainly by the Holy Scriptures and by the Fathers of
  • What was considered knowledge or science?
  • the Church, especially by St. Augustine. For the most part, for that thought, the classical elements came from the humanist tradition of authors such as Cicero and Seneca, and their philosophy was deeply inspired by Neoplatonism. (Lopez, 2010) But starting 1200’s the church decided to start teaching science in universities. What was considered knowledge changed forever. Grammar, dialectic, rhetori, carithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music were the field considered science. (Aquino, 2014)
  • What was considered knowledge or science?
  • There has always been a kind of connection between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The three are almost the same, since Christianity and Islam was based from Judaism. (Comunidad Musulmana Ahmadía, 25 Jan. 2018) Surprisingly the muslims are one of the greatest communities that have contribute to the intellectual life. They have provided us with advances in experimental science, astronomy, culture, militar, mathematics, literature, music, poetry, etc. They also invented the hydraulic system, 
  • What was the role of Islam and Judaism in Medieval intellectual life?
  • started the advances of medicine (in the eighteenth century they already used surgery on cataracts for the eyes and controlled the hemorragias with chemical substances), they introduced us the arabic numeric system, and translated most of the themes of Aristotle and Platon. (Aportes Del Islam, 2009, /es/temas/Aportes.html.) While the Jews provided us with advances in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and philosophy, but not as much as the muslims. They did invent an instrument that was the sensation in that time called  the astrolabe. An instrument for navigation, used for observing and determine the height, position, and movement of the planets. (Protocolo Foreign Affairs & Lifestyle, 1 Nov. 2004) So if you thought that christianity was the superior christianity you’re probably wrong.
  • What was the role of Islam and Judaism in Medieval intellectual life?
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