Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

ARTS A new analysis suggests that women made some of the oldest-known cave art paintings. This study offers a radically new interpretation of art, ancient gender roles, and how modern scholars interpret the past. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to explore how art influences and documents our lives. Discussion Ideas Read the first set of directions in our activity “Gender Roles in Jewish and … Continue reading Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

Deciphering Teenage Grunts. DUH.

SCIENCE Linguists Try to Decipher Teenage Grunts Clearly, linguistics exists just so we can give a technical description of those hard-to-spell sounds that erupt from callow youths. yeeah. The eye-rolls are vital. Discussion Ideas: Alveolar glides, affricates, glottal stops. Do students think linguists invented these terms to better understand teenage speech patterns? Unlikely. These are words or descriptions that apply to very specific sounds made … Continue reading Deciphering Teenage Grunts. DUH.