Humanities 6/7 B
Why This Class
This course builds on the foundation of Humanities 6/7 A to help your student cut through the complexity of world history and notice its patterns and core themes, while also learning how they can impact social liberty in today’s connected world.
Mentors in this course help students recognize the cause-and-effect relationship between actions and consequences in critical moments throughout world history. Mentors also guide students to examine and interpret significant ideas in their historical context, giving students a more in-depth view of how ideas impact liberty and human progress.
At the end of this course, students complete a guided summit project in which they use modern communication tools to break down walls between cultures—and in their minds. Students who complete this course are more connected with themselves and humanity as a whole.
Is liberty expanding or contracting worldwide?
How does learning about history shape my perspective about the present and the future?
How connected is today’s world?
What can I learn from the cultures of other countries?
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (Available online)
Recommended Grade: 6th, 7th
Estimated Weekly Hours: 5 (Classic)*, 7 (Honors)*
*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects. All classes will include supplemental projects and optional readings.