Define Humanism, and then write a paper that explains how The Prince represents a humanist approach to the art of governing, in contrast to the idea of government based on divine authority and Catholic dogma.
Google “The Agony in the Garden” by El Greco and “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa” by Bernini, and “The Prodigal Son” by Rembrandt and “The Milkmaid” by Vermeer (among other, similar images). Write a comparison/contrast paper that explains how the more religious art of the southern, Catholic areas of Western Europe differs from the more secular work of the artists in the Protestant areas north of the Alps. Notice the complex, visionary religious themes of the Catholic painters and the simple, more domestic piety of the Protestant painters.
‘ A gift was an object provided for a child to play with, such as a sphere, cube, or cylinder, which helped the child to understand and internalise the concepts of shape, dimension, size and their relationships. The occupations were items such as paints and clay, which the children could use to make what they wished; through the occupations children externalised the concepts existing within their creative minds.’ (www.geocites.com) Froebel allowed children to use the Gifts and Occupations as they wished, without having to do set tasks of the kind that adults usually asked of them. Thus he introduced what is now called Free-flow play. Fredrich Froebel also invented finger rhymes and songs to help children learn, such as one, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870 and began her work as a doctor in the poorest areas of Rome at the beginning of the 1900s. Montessori worked with children with learning difficulties and from this, and her experience as the head of a state institute for the education of such children, she formed her own ideas about early childhood education. Montessori came to the conclusion, that children pass through sensitive periods of development when they are particularly receptive to particular areas of learning (which is now supported by modern research). She also saw children as active learners. She did not believe in imaginative play as Froebel and Steiner did and she felt children would learn through structured play. Montessori also felt that children are better learners in the years up to the age of six than they will ever be again and that they can learn almost anything provided special methods are used.>GET ANSWER