Humanities – Innovate 2018
From 12:00 pm to 1:50 pm |
Humanities teach us about others through language, culture, and history. They teach us to ask critical questions about art, stories, history, and events. They push us to think creatively about the world around us, and to help come up with solutions for the future. Learning about the world around us and our past, helps to be more engaged and better equipped to deal with the problems of today. The humanities will grow students intellectually and emotionally and prepare them for the future in every arena of life– raising a family, starting a business, writing a book, engaging in local and global politics, joining the workforce, volunteering and helping others, and much more. In the past we have had classes about Montana history with field trips to nearby ranches or local government buildings, ghost stories with a trip to Garnet Ghost Town, American history, jazz music, cooking and culture, creative writing, poetry and short story reading, and more. Our humanities block is based on student interest. Families who sign up early will be directly involved in planning and organizing our semester. Even if your student signs up on the last day, he or she will have choice in classes, as our age groups are flexible and overlap.
The Independent Study ticket is for independent work or Makerspace time during this block.
Humanities 13-18: Government taught by Susan and Craig Sullivan.
An overview of systems of governing – past and present. This class will spend time talking about government outside of the United States, but will cover the United States more thoroughly, including an in depth look at the creation and contents of The Constitution. The course is about government, and not about politics.