Humanities 8 seeks to integrate English, Social Studies and Bible while exploring the curriculum content thematically. Our term one theme is “Who Am I?,” term two is “Kingdom Seeking” and term three is “Taking a Stand.” Students learn to see the connections between themselves and the world around them by examining their relationship to God, the past, each other and the world around them.
Major topics we study:
Local and Global Community | The Holocaust | Middle Eastern Culture | The Middle Ages | The Renaissance
Genesis | Exodus | Judaism | Psalms | Proverbs | Islam | Mark | Galatians | James | Spiritual Formation
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton | Memoir writing | Poetry writing | Northern European Myths | Short Story writing | Literature Circles | Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease | The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood | Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare | Essay writing
Field trip to a Jewish Synagogue | Field trip to a Muslim Mosque | Field trip to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre | Medieval Castle Building Project | Passover Celebration | Grade 8 Teambuilding Activities | Mentorship opportunities with Grade 11 and 12 students