“Also during this period, Johannes Gutenberg invented a functioning printing press that allowed books, including Bibles, to be printed at a faster rate thereby making them more available, cheaper, and accessible.” (The Church in Moral Crisis: Prelude to the Reformation) Gutenberg’s printing press allowed cultural diffusion to happen at a quicker rate. Cultures mixed and literature was spread quickly, allowing books like the Bible to be accessed easily. Without Gutenberg’s printing press, books would not be so common and the way learning in schools is today would change drastically. “Gutenberg 's printing technology quickly spread from Mainz to Subiaco in Italy (1465), Paris (1470), and London (1476). By the beginning of the 16th century, there were approximately 240 printing shops in Europe.” (The Spread of Printing).
The Zhong bells were found by Chinese archaeologists in the tomb of King Yi of the Zeng State in 1978, the same year the earliest forms of Sheng were discovered . The Zhong Bells of King Yi of the Zeng State are a complete set of percussion instruments that mirrors the flamboyant life of the nobles, as well as the adeptness in bronze casting in ancient China. The Zhong Chimes are built flat with sharp corners like two tiles pieced
But then Johannes Gutenberg came around and invented the printing press. It was a more efficient way of printing (but not as efficient as today 's printer!). It was, in fact, one of the most influential inventions of the time! It impacted the output of ideas, religion, and allowed a new way for text and picture to be produced. The first impact mention was the output of ideas; ideas being literature, maps and discoveries, schoo studies, and things of that sort.
In about 1600 BC, the Chinese culture came up with another form of pictographic writing system, which happened to be the last system which uses pictographic calligraphy in the early cultures and civilizations. Later on, the styles of Arabic Calligraphy were further transformed, and instead of them being just a way of communication –writing verses of the Quran- they were turned into an art, this art is much more appealing to the eye of the reader. Other than that, the new styles gave Arabic an extravagant and sophisticated look that is much more engaging. This form of art also consisted of many branches. These branches include the way the letters were written, whether they were angular or circular and whether it included integrated decorations or not.
A decent amount of the world’s literature are analogs of Shakespeare works, simply recreations. His ideas of how the common man deserves to see plays inspired the education of the middle class. Shakespeare has influenced a change in this world, so that anyone and everyone can have an education, which makes the world much more intelligent. A world without Shakespeare would be a world without intelligence. Most people would be uneducated and there would be so few people who actually did important jobs we take for granted that the world would not have as good of an economy as it does.
It was him who standardized spelling and syntax of words. The printing press causes widespread literacy due to the fact that books were now more affordable and learning was no longer limited to only the elite of society. One of the more inexplicable moments of this period was the vowel shift. Nobody is 100% sure why it happened, but it is thought to be caused by the human tongue moving forward in the mouth causing the pronunciation of vowels to change. Just like in Middle English, Modern English also had an extremely influential writer in the form of William
Terracotta Warriors - a sight covered with mysteries China is a place in the world, which contains the most ancient artifacts. Terracotta Army is one of the unofficial wonders of the world. It was detected by chance by ordinary Chinese peasant in March 1974 in Xi 'an. For more than 2200 years underground terracotta warriors guards the remains of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang. Over the centuries numerous clay soldiers collapsed into pieces, but the tomb of their ruler is still saved.
Also he he opened up schools in France that was free for the boys even if they was poor, even if it was not for the girls to attend to, but that was common back then. Atleast he actually opened up education to boys even for those that could not even afford it. Napoleonic code was something that eliminated many injustices. But also it limited free speech and press, and brought back slavery. Soon after that Napoleon elected himself as emperor.
He loved to read & write from a very young age but he only had two years of school so he wasn’t much literate to begin with. So he taught himself how to read & write by hard work. After years of dedicated work he wrote 14 letters to be published in his brother’s newspaper which his brother did, however Benjamin posted those with a different name. It was later that the world discovered that behind the name of the widow called Silence Dogood, the real talent was Franklin. His most
Writing to Get Ahead Literacy is a skill that is taken for granted by most people. Nowadays people often do not stop to think about how for thousands of years ability to give and receive information either with words or symbols was a skill many were not selected be taught. Only a fortunate few were able to master the skill that has become so common and useful in the world today. The ability to read and write has been a crucial part of society since it first began to develop. It has given the people who were literate power over those who were not; it has also given those who could both read and write an advantage over others in society, by giving them an elevated status and by allowing them to not be subjected to harsh labor.
(Pg. 261). During the Renaissance, most of the errors in the Latin Bible was eliminated which made it more comprehensive and the handwriting was also improved. (Pages 261-262). Yes, we can label this as true Renaissance because many of the subjects and ideas that mostly disappear or people did not pay any more attention to was reawaking during the Renaissance.
Daniel Yankelovich was a very intelligent man that preached about many (vocab) that made sense and was actually true. But in the article " " Yankelovich states that "Realistically speaking, higher education may not be very responsive to the larger society over the next decade. It has too many constituencies to satisfy, too many traditions, too many constraints weighing on it to lend it the flexibility — or the political will — to adapt rapidly to the outside world.". Through history, higher education has evolved very little, but has thrived on relatively small changes. There 's not much you can change in education except the way how you teach.
Printed materials are often taken for granted. Without the printing press, we would have no books, newspapers, and magazines. The printing press revolutionized the way that information is shared, recorded, and how quickly information can be shared. The printing press is one of the greatest inventions of all time; it changed how we have evolved over time and it has affected various cultures in many ways. Elizabeth Eisenstein said it best when she stated, “this sort of spectacular innovation, while deserving close study, should not divert attention from much less conspicuous, more ubiquitous changes.” Our grammar changed, our language changed, and our lives changed.
I can assume a common person in the 1960 would find information in a library. I think information literacy was despite the fact they did not have the technology like we have now days, it was something people would still have to learn to get accurate information. Newspapers, phone books, radio, library with tons of books and encyclopedias were also part of that era that started the necessity for inventors to create what we have today. Information literacy then and now I think it was the same practice just with the different tools. Resources now are less heavy but with the same content or maybe more than the 1960 's.
It was called The Common School Period because education transformed from a completely private, costly thing to a luxury that was available to the common masses. With public education, social class separation was not as extreme as it had been in the past, but still continued to occur in some areas. The people in the lower classes originally gained minimal instruction, such as learning how to read and write, calculate, and receive religious instruction, while the upper classes were more entitled to pursuing a higher education in secondary schools and even continue their schooling at the university level. Though some social class separation still lingered, education was made mostly to fit common standards. In 1837, Horace Mann, one of the great education reformers, created grade levels, common standards to reach those said grade levels, and mandatory attendance.