Mass Academy humanities is taught by Mrs. Small. The course covers a variety of topics, from ancient civilizations all the way to historical satires. Each topic is usually a combination of history and literature. Our assignments are very diverse, from skits to essays and readings.

- Bradbury Essay -

For this essay, we were asked to compare the effectiveness of two short stories at conveying a certain theme. Both the stories, “The Pedestrian” and “There Will Come Soft Rains,” were written by famous dystopian author Ray Bradbury, and display many similar ideas.

- Satirical Analysis Essay -

For this essay, we had to analyze a satire of our choosing. I decided to choose a satire named “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema,” written by notable anthropologist Horace Mitchell Miner. The piece satirizes the field of anthropology claiming it to be biased and hypocritical.