The humanities class, taught by Mrs.
Small, covers both English and history, with a particular
focus on current events, culture, and what it means to be human. In this class, we read texts
and discuss to deeply understand both the ideas within and society at large. We often apply our
writing skills to not only demonstrate our knowledge of the topic but to also learn how to
Capitalism in Education
Throughout the first term of the year, we learned both rhetorical devices and how they
in writing, as well as about the education system and current shortfalls and advantages. This
culminated in an essay on a topic of our choosing. I chose to write about how, while the
schooling system may serve to educate the populace, that is not its current goal. Rather, the
schooling system fundamentally prepares and conditions children into not only accepting and
embracing, but actively reinforcing capitalism.
Original Satire: Explosive
For our satire and logical fallacy unit, I worked with Joshua Schnee to write an
original satire in which we mimicked think tanks and take jabs at the corporate mentality.