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Humanities Grades 10-12

HUMANITIES
Grade 10-12

This course is designed to teach world history and cultures with emphasis on the art, literature, music, laws, and religions of the world rather than political issues. The individual instructor will determine the specific content for this course based on available materials, resources, and the specific needs of the school site.

IN ORDER TO MEET THESE STANDARDS STUDENTS NEED TO

MASTERY
• Define culture.
• Identify the seven (7) major religions of the world and their impact on cultures.
• Identify architectural styles of major world cultures.
• Understand government styles and law codes.
• Study major pieces of literature written in cultures throughout time.
• Recognize important artists and works of art styles used, and how they reflect society.
• Define beauty and how it has changed.
• Study the impact of minor religions on cultures (e.g., Skihism, Jainism).
• Explore historical themes from the perspective of the arts. 

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES
• Visit various religious houses.
• Invite guest speakers from different cultures.
• Map geographical/cultural items.
• Produce artistic statements.
• Complete research projects.
• Analyze art forms.

ASSESSMENTS
• Art recognition
• Essays
• Literature analysis
• Opinion papers/research papers
• Tests/quizzes 

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