English Humanities in Grade 8 | 4ème

English Humanities Class in Grade 8 Meets Six Times / Week

Content:
  • Writing emphasis
  • Outside reading
  • Fiction and Nonfiction Titles
  • Punctuation and grammar
  • MLA Formatting
  • Author’s Message
  • Personal Essays
  • Significant periods in US History
  • Introduction to US Government
Objectives:
  • Critical Reading
  • Expression and development of voice
  • Creativity
  • Self-directed exploration
  • Literary Analysis
  • Organization (of thought)
  • Writing portfolio
Assessment:
  • Literature circles and discussions
  • Oral presentations
  • Class Participation
  • Reflection on Texts
Resources:
  • Tribe, Sebastian Junger
  • The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • Other texts
  • Documentary: Liberty and Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers
  • HBO's John Adams (excerpts)
  • Other media
  • History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Teachers; Curriculum Institute
  • Online Resources
Teachers
 
Ms. Hannah Duff
English Humanities & Drama
Christina Wong