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From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.
Miguel de Cervantes

Thomas More by Hans Holbein

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.
Thomas More





It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci


What do West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet have in common?

Europe about 1560

Student Research

What book did Miguel de Cervantes start writing while he was in prison?


Timeline 1450-1650

Evaluating Web Sites

How can you tell if a web site is trustworthy or not? It may not be easy, but there are things that you can look for that will help you decide.

  • Is the author qualified to talk about this subject?
  • Is the information accurate? Compare what you find with another source.
  • Who is the audience? How much detail will they want?
  • Is there an obvious bias?
  • How up to date is the site?