8th Grade Humanities Syllabus

Course Description: This year, we will closely examine US history and literature from World War I through present day. Our selected readings will expose students to varying perspectives on key figures and events in US History; students will also be exposed to a variety of literary works. Through careful reading, reflection, and analyses, students will hone their critical reading ability and writing skills, while expanding their knowledge of US History.


Texts and Resources: 

History of US Volumes 9, 10 

In Addition: Various primary and secondary materials, including periodicals, video clips, and internet sources 

Tentative Field Trips:


Costa Rica