Humanities: English and Social Studies – 9th and 10th Grades
IH Humanities I - Hum I - 9th Grade
Prerequisite: None Credit: 2 (IH English I and AP Human Geography)
Humanities I is a unique course that combines IH English I and AP Human Geography. Students will examine the patterns and processes that have shaped the human world and consider human expressions (the Humanities: art, theater, architecture, music, dance, and literature) as a response and insight to geographic, political and social changes at a global level. Students will also learn to apply their understandings of reading and writing processes to a variety of genres including literary and informational. Students will study classic and contemporary texts with an emphasis on international perspectives, theme development, epic characteristics, non-fiction, and the relationship between texts and ideas. Research and oral/written commu7nication skills are a key focus. This course is vertically aligned to support the upper level English and Social Studies IB courses.
IH Humanities II - Hum II - 10th Grade
Prerequisite: IH Hum I or H English I Credit: 2 (IH English II and AP World History)
Humanities II combines IH English II with AP World History in an interdisciplinary spiral. The course is a historical study of the world through the lens of the Humanities (art, theater, architecture, music, dance, and literature). Students will continue to hone research and oral/written communication skills as they examine literature from a variety of world traditions. The emphasis on human expression as both a catalyst and reaction to change throughout time and place provides students a solid foundation to understanding the importance of internationalism in a shrinking globe. This course is vertically aligned to support the upper level English and Social Studies IB courses.