English Humanities in Grade 8 | 4ème
 
English Humanities Class in Grade 8 Meets Six Times / Week
 
Content:
  • Different Perspectives (especially throughout history)
  • Personal Essays, Memoir, and Storytelling
  • Literary Analysis: Themes and Author’s Message
  • Understanding and using figurative language
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Proofreading: mechanics, grammar, complex sentences
  • Research Paper
  • MLA Formatting
  • Significant Periods in US History
  • Introduction to US Government
Objectives:
  • Autonomy
  • Self-reflection
  • Critical Reading
  • Communication and Development of Voice
  • Creativity
  • Self-directed Exploration
  • Organization (of thought)
Assessment:
  • Literature Circles and Discussions
  • Oral Presentations
  • Class Participation
  • Reflections on texts and other media
  • Individual and Collaborative Projects
  • Quizzes and Tests
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Feedback and Critiques
Resources:
  • Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom
  • Brown Morning, Franck Pavloff
  • Tribe, Sebastian Junger
  • The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America, Ronald Takaki
  • History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Teachers; Curriculum Institute
  • Documentaries: First Light, Upstander Project; Driving While Black, PBS
  • Crash Course, John Green
  • HBO’s John Adams (excerpts)
  • Other Media and Resources
Teacher
 
Christina Wong
English Humanities