Sunday, December 20, 2015

Exploring Africa - the birthplace of human societies

During this unit, we will focus on the Mission Related Goal of being personally and socially responsible citizens. We understand that societies are made up of diverse cultures affected by geography. These societies face challenges, but also contribute to our world. We'd like to take a current and comprehensive view of the African continent. We will study the people, the culture, and the governmental systems in Africa. We will do this using a series of online resources, books, and interviews.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kick Back and Read (KBAR)

Here is a link to the Kick Back and Read assignment.  Remember that you will be responsible for reading one book a month.  In addition, you will complete two blog posts that relate to your book of choice.  Use the attached KBAR assignment sheet as your guide for your two blog posts along with the rubric.  Please see me with any questions.  Your first book and two blog posts must be finished by OCTOBER 16th.

KBAR Assignment Link

KBAR Rubric

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Citizenship Reflection

Here is the writing prompt for your Citizenship Reflection.  Please title it "Citizenship Reflection."  When you label, or tag, this reflection, please label it with Humanities6.

This is due for homework tomorrow, Thursday, 9/10/15.  Please see me with any questions, comments, challenges, or concerns.

  • Be Kind: Rewind for Responsibility
    • Lots of little things make up good behavior, such as not littering, keeping quiet when people need to concentrate, and returning library books on time.

    • Writing Prompt: Try to think of a situation in which you fulfilled one of the small responsibilities. Think of another situation in which you did not fulfill a small responsibility. Are the "little" things really that important? Why or why not?  Write this reflection on your blog.  If you don’t have your iPad, write it on paper and turn into the “Exit Ticket” basket.

Grammar and Vocab Exercises Link

Here is a link to the grammar and vocab exercises we did in class today.  It is expected that you finish this in class so that we can review during class time.

Week 1: Grammar and Vocab Exercises

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Kid President - "Be More Awesome!"

Here is a link to Kid President's pep talk just in case you need some more positive vibes!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to Humanities Class!

This year we will be investigating the world around us, and exploring our places in it. We will begin the year with a look at citizenship, both in terms of the real world and digitally. As we continue through our year, we will look at South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East with a current lens. Our lessons will be paired with activities and readings, both fiction and nonfiction, to help students gain a complete view of these regions of the world.