Perennialism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples


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Perennialism is the belief that:

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1. The old adage ''A penny saved is a penny earned'' is an example of a(n) _____ idea.

2. Edgar teaches literature at a public high school. He focuses his curriculum on books by writers like Locke, Homer, and Marlowe. What are these works called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of the perennialist approach to education. You will be quizzed on key terms used in the lesson as well as why classics are important to perennialist education.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Everlasting curriculum
  • Ideas that have been around for many generations
  • Canon of books written a long time ago
  • Why classics are important in perennialism

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about perennialism in teaching in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases that describe everlasting teaching methods
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding perennialist curriculum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of classic works in perennialism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of curriculum, review the related lesson on Perennialism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define perennialism in education
  • Learn about evergreen ideas
  • Discuss the importance of classic works in a perennialist curriculum
  • Explore the concept of the Great Conversation