Pick one video from CrashCourse’s History of Science videos to watch.
CrashCourse History of Science Channel (Links to an external site.)
Create a post reviewing the video and stating interesting things you have learned. Don’t forget to mention the title of the video that you viewed.
Respond to two of your classmates’ posts. In your responses, try to be thoughtful. Stay away from “Me too!” or a simple “That’s so interesting!” If you found something interesting, say what you thought was interesting. If you’re curious about more, ask questions. Even if your classmate doesn’t know the answer, it’s okay to mention what you thought was interesting and ask “do you know why/how/etc” type questions.
If someone asks you a question in a response, or gives a thoughtful comment, try and respond to it.
Similar works also allow us to channel our prayers to Mary. For instance, one of the side chapels on the north side features a 16th century statue called "Our Lady of the Pillar." Here, Mary and Jesus, adorned with rich gold/white garments bless pilgrims. The richness of their clothing and the adornments of the chapel itself (three chandeliers hang over this chapel alone) reveal Mary's royal traits. Dressed like royalty, she is to be treated as such. In addition to the side chapels, the choir screen, constructed a couple centuries after the cathedral's completion, can also add to our spiritual connection with Mary. The screen, which rings the ambulatory, depicts scenes from the life of Mary and Jesus. Starting from the south end, one can see how Mary's birth was nearly as miraculous as Jesus'. While the ambulatory also contains familiar scenes from Jesus' life, it's important to note that it ends with Mary's coronation in heaven. The screen is important because it separated ordinary parishioners from the holy choir section. This meant that they would have to contemplate their prayers in the nave and around the ambulatory. By starting and ending the choir screen with Mary, the designers wanted people to keep the Blessed Virgin in mind and remind them how her assumption into heaven is a victory for humanity. On a final note, it should not be forgotten that Mary is but a mere intercessor to Jesus, and indeed the Savior's image can be found prominently throughout the cathedral, especially outside. On the west entrance to the church, the Royal Portal, Jesus can be seen giving his last judgment. But Mary is always close by - above the right doorway on the same end we see the statues celebrating her annunciation. The works of Bernini: Theatrical spirituality Gianlorenzo Bernini was one of the masters of baroque architecture, as he successfully combined multiple forms of art into dramatic, theatrical productions. Of special note are his work in the church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale in Rome, the decoration of St. Peter's basilica and the Cornaro Chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria. The church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale is perhaps one of the most fantastic baroque churches in Rome. Its unusual oval shape and spectacular decoration are a feast for the eyes, but when studied carefully, the church also contains a spiritual message. First, one looks to the altar and sees the painting of St. Andrew being crucified on an X-shaped cross. While this painting appears to be a moment of despair, Bernini has done something clever - he has tilted the painting forward slightly. When one looks at Andrew's eyes, we can follow his gaze up to see them staring at a small paintin>GET ANSWER