Nathan Craddock
craddona@pwcs.edu
703-365-2900



9/2/2020
Hello Students and Parents,
I am patiently awaiting Canvas blueprints and will get seminars rolling as soon as possible. We will be using Zoom for seminars until we are back in the building. If you need to reach me, please email me at craddona@pwcs.edu. Talk to everybody very soon.

Thank you,
Nathan Craddock

12th Grade Information:
Cycle Four Seminar: Success and Happiness - What is it?
Cycle Three Seminar: Logical Vulnerability and Truth. We will search for how to understand what is truth using various logical lenses. 
Cycle Two Seminar: Ethics - We will look through the lens of Ends-Based, Rule-Based, and Care-Based systems of ethics.
Cycle One Seminar: Who am I? - Mind? Body? Both? Something more? 



11th Grade Information:
Cycle Seven Seminar: Property Rights Cont...
Cycle Six Seminar: Property Rights-How do we determine ownership of property and under which conditions?
Cycle Five Seminar: Journey Across America-After considering de Tocqueville's journey across the United States, we will create our own journey to see what we can find.
Cycle Four Seminar: Anti-Intellectualism in America- In one hand is Aristotle's "Ethics", but in the other hand is a really awesome gossip mag featuring a story about the royal family. Tough decision, aye?
Cycle Three Seminar: Alexis de Tocqueville - "Tyranny of the Majority" - What if a majority of voters determined that everybody must wear a red hat on Tuesdays? But you hate red hats. What to do? What if instead of red hats, the issue is which ethnic group or race of people can live in a certain neighborhood? This was once the reality in our democracy because a majority of people approved of it.
Cycle Two Seminar: Perfectibility of Man - Ah, the endless quest...Just ask Plato.
Cycle One Seminar: Pursuit of Happiness - So what does make us happy really?



10th Grade Information:
Cycle Ten Seminar: Individual, Society and Science: We will study what happens when science clashes with society.
Cycle Nine Seminar: Frames of reference continued/ Elegant Universe/ Newton and Einstein
Cycle Eight Seminar: Frames of Reference - Speed and location are quite relative actually 
Cycle Seven Seminar: Dimensions/Flatland - A story of dimensions and resistance to changing paradigms.
Cycle Six Seminar: Dimensions - From the zeroth dimension and beyond!
Cycle Five Seminar: Paradigms- We will discuss more fully Thomas Kuhn's idea of changing scientific paradigms. 
Cycle Four Seminar: Bliss Symbolics - Deciphering a pictograph-centered communication system designed to aid people of differing linguistic groups understand each other
Cycle Three Seminar: Paradigms - We will discuss whether the earth is actually globular or shaped like a pizza, or more specifically, how do scientific beliefs change through time? 
Cycle Two Seminar: Pseudoscience- From snake oil to quantum mysticism: Is it real, or is it pseudoscience?
Cycle One Seminar: What is Science? -opposed to "not science"?




9th Grade Information:
Cycle Seven Seminar: Creativity - We will explore the process of creativity through the lens of Torrence's four measures of creativity: Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration. Get ready to create some art! 
Cycle Six Seminar: Differentiated Service Plans Part 2 - We will take some time to work on our four-year academic plans, so we can get a bird's eye view of the future. 
Cycle Five Seminar: Ideal Person continues - We will discuss various writings on the ideal person to see where our ideal lies. 
Cycle Four Seminar: Ideal Person - What's yours?
Cycle Three Seminar: Heroes- if you could be a hero just for one day, what would you be?
Cycle Two Seminar: Appearances - Can we judge a book, or person, by the cover?
Cycle One Seminar: How to Seminar!




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