Welcome Students

We have an exciting new year planned for Humanities class this year. We will be studying American Art that illustrates our American Heritage. We will learn about the artists, artistic styles, the paintings’ background as well as study literature and history that corresponds with the piece’s historical period.

Each week you will be presented with a new piece of art work. During the lecture you will learn to take notes. At the end of class you will have a quiz
that will be turned in to me. I will return it to you graded the next week at the beginning of class. Your grade will come from those quizzes. If you happen to be absent from class, you will go to our website and review that week’s PowerPoint, answer the questions and email it to me. If you cannot get it to me before the next class, please contact me to make those special arrangements.

I have several goals for students for this class.  First, to learn about each of the art pieces that are presented each week.  Additionally, students will learn how to take good lecture notes as well as write a good answer to an essay question.  It may seem hard at the beginning of the year.  However, by the year’s end you should been confident in you ability to, “pack the facts” in an organized format for each of the answers.

Go to this link that has the class’s syllabus. Please make a copy of it for your notebook. H S Humanities Picturing America Schedule 2011-12

Please make a special note of the books we will be reading this year.  You may want to start reading Thomas Paine’s book, “Common Sense.”

Speaking of notebooks, of course I would like for you to keep one. Please get a 3-ring binder with at least 3 dividers. Label them Class Notes, Worksheets and Quizes.

I look forward to meeting all of you at the beginning of our new school year.  I trust that all of you will enjoy our time together.  -Mrs. S

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”  I Tim. 4:12  NIV

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