Welcome to 8th Grade Humanities/Pre-AP English 8Name: Whitney WoodyPam KolodziejGrade/Subject: Humanities GT/Pre-AP/IB/Pre-AP English 8Phone: 972-236-0600, extensions 6528, 6332
8th Humanities GT
Welcome to Humanities GT/pre-AP/IB. Humanities is a double blocked class that focuses on English, American History, literature, art, poetry, and philosophy. It’s designed to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of the gifted learner.
The lessons for Humanities are taught in a wide variety of ways. Through literary analysis, composition, and multimedia communication skills, students will explore and reflect on the political, social, and economic issues that have shaped our society and defined our roles as citizens. Students will be given an opportunity to choose and design some of their own learning experiences. Through self-selection and exploration, students will be engaged with the curriculum which will lead to memorable, authentic learning.
8th Grade Humanities Themes
The New Nation
CHANGE AND CONFLICT
Framing of the Government
A Divided Nation
Listed below are the supplies that must be brought to class each day.
· 1 ½” 3-ring binder with a clear pocket cover
· One package of 8 dividers
· Loose leaf notebook paper
· Blue or black pen
· Red pen
· Glue stick
Grading Policy for Humanities 8
· Tests/Projects: 50%
· Quiz Grades: 30%
· Daily Grades (Class and homework): 20%
Late Work: Students will have two school calendar days to make up late assignments for a maximum grade of 60%. Students in English 8 will have two school calendar days to make up late assignments for a maximum grade of 70%.
We look forward to a wonderful year at Ereckson. If you have any questions, the easiest and fastest way to contact us is by email.
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