Understanding Aristotle & Plato

To help you understand what we are discussing in our 10th World History classes this week, and to help you organize and write your paper, I've compiled a list of resources here that you can use. Please look through them if you are having trouble understanding what is going on, as you really do need to "get it" to write about it.

Don't worry, you're perfectly capable of understanding! Just stick to it, use more resources, talk with others, and ask me if you have clarification questions that I can help with.

If you find more things that help you understand, share them with me and I will post them here!

Plato: Allegory of the Cave

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Book I


Here are the footnotes that I gave to you in class (replace the # sign with the page number that your first citation is referring to.


Plato, “Book VII,” The Republic, trans. Benjamin Jowett (London: Oxford University Press, 1888), in-class reading packet, #.

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, trans. W.D. Ross, Book I, 6-8, in-class reading packet, #.

After you introduce each text, your footnotes should use the short form:

Plato, #.

Aristotle, #.

Carl Sagan: Cosmic Calendar

This video is old, but it does such a good job of putting everything into perspective according to the astronomical and archaeological data that we have so far.

First Day Schedule

Period Start Time End Time
Assembly 7:40 8:10
1 8:20 8:55
2 9:00 9:35
3 9:40 10:15
Break 10:15 10:25
4 10:30 11:05
5 11:10 11:45
6 11:50 12:25
Lunch 12:25 12:55
7 1:00 1:35
8 1:40 2:15


It has come.

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

The 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Quote from the CMOS

While preparing the History Handbook, I came across this example of how to use punctuation in surrounding text in the Chicago Manual of Style:

There are two primary audiences for the Chicago Manual of Style: perfectionists and humorists.1



  • 1. The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2017), 364.

Work in Progress

Expect to see disclaimers of work in progress and pages that look like they should have more on them for the forseeable future. This project is just getting started, and as I add to it, I'm finding that I have a tremendous amount left to do before this site is where I want it. First for the school year, but also as a project in general.

That said, if you find something that is broken, please do let me know.