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ERIC Number: ED010943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Pages: 6
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HUMANITIES IN A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
KNIGHT, BONNIE M.
A HUMANITIES COURSE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR ACADEMICALLY ABLE SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENTS IN BRANCIFORTE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA. IN A TWO-PERIOD DAILY TIME BLOCK, STUDENTS LEARN ENGLISH, LITERATURE, AND LATIN, AND INVESTIGATE TOPICS IN ARCHEOLOGY, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, LINGUISTICS, PSYCHOLOGY, PHILOSOPHY, GREEK LITERATURE AND CULTURE, HEBREW LITERATURE AND CULTURE, AND FINE ARTS. THEY READ EXTENSIVELY, WRITE PROSE AND POETRY, AND EDIT AND PRODUCE CLASSICAL DRAMAS. UNIFYING THEMES FOR THE COURSE ARE THE HEROES AND HEROINES OF LITERATURE AND THE ETHICAL CONCEPTS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES. THE RESOURCES OF THE COMMUNITY, THE SCHOOL LIBRARY, AND OTHER COURSES IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM ARE USED IN DEVELOPING CLASS PROJECTS. AFTER COMPLETING THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS WILL HAVE INVESTIGATED ELEMENTS OF THREE CULTURES BASIC TO THEIR OWN--GREEK, LATIN, AND HEBREW--AND WILL HAVE HAD MANY ENRICHING EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGES AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWSLETTER," MARCH 1966. (AM)
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Identifiers: California (Santa Cruz)