In 8th grade we have changed our ELA class name to Humanities because we intend to pull in more of the Social Studies standards through that class time. We will cover our Language Arts standards in that time and in Expedition. We plan to integrate much of our writing into our expeditionary work.
We are starting the year in Humanities focusing on A Long Walk to Water, our summer reading selection. We are working with the students to see the big issues that arise around access to water and the right to water. Students have already had great insight in our Google Classroom this summer! They have been reading and thinking deeply and it’s been a wonderful experience for us all.