Philosophy - Augustine

Can humans ever truly be happy? High schoolers learn about the beliefs of Augustine, later St. Augustine, including his theories about original sin, failure, and defeat, with a short analysis video about the theological philosopher.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show in a world religions class, or when discussing the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on the modern Christian church
  • Have learners watch the video on their own and come to class prepared to discuss their questions
Classroom Considerations
  • Addresses many aspects of Christianity, the discussion of which may be sensitive for some viewers
  • Comment section is open to the public and includes many opinionated and specific views on different aspects of Christian doctrine
  • Does not discuss the canonization of St. Augustine
  • Video is both engaging and explanatory
  • Animation helps to illustrate the video's main points
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