Humanities is taught by Mrs. Small. The course consists of analyzing a variety of literature like historical and cultural readings, along with writing essays, group projects, and class discussions. The essential question that we discuss is “What does it mean to be human?”, which enables us to explore how humanity has evolved over time. What makes this class unique is that we looked at the intertwinement of both the science and humanities, as well as touching upon psychology, sociology, and social studies at the same time. Below are some of my works!
After analyzing satires in class, we were tasked with writing a short satire of a contemporary issue in small groups. Mrs. Small gave us plenty of options to format our satires, and my group decided to write a news article satirizing “rush culture”. The satirical article proposes adding an extra hour to the day to accomplish more things during the day. Overall, our purpose was to make the proposal as convincing as possible, while throwing in some nonsensical things to make the reader realize the toxicity of “rush culture”, and how important it is to take a step back and live life to the fullest.
One of the books that we had to read over the summer was the infamous “Walden and Civil Disobedience” by the iconic Henry David Thoreau, who quickly became everyone’s favorite author. After reading the book, we had to write a script for a Walden-themed play in groups. These plays were then presented in front of the whole school during our trip to Bournedale.