EN: Humanities 8

Course Description

Students will take two blocks of Humanities 8, an integration of the Language Arts’ English and Social Studies curricula. This course builds upon the foundation laid in Grade 7 with a continued focus on the skills of reading comprehension, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and representing.  The course emphasizes the writing process and explores the pleasure and satisfaction that come with the ability to write with confidence.  Students will read widely and respond both personally and critically to a variety of literature, including novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and non-fiction.
This course examines the distinctive cultures of western and eastern civilizations, and the variety of influences that contributed to their rise including society and culture, politics and law, ecology, technology and environment.  The concept of civilization is developed through an examination of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 

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