Humanities 6 B

Why This Class

This course builds on the foundation of Humanities 6 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 connect directly with a peer from another country. Through reciprocal communication, students learn to break down walls between cultures—and in their minds. Students who complete this course become more connected with themselves and the world.

Overarching Questions

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?

Reading List

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)

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 6th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5 (Classic)*, 7 (Honors)*

Format: Live

Credits: 0.5

*Help from parents will be necessary to complete some of these projects. All classes will include supplemental projects and optional readings.

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