ENGLISH 2 HUMANITIES HONORS (120H)*

English 2 Humanities Honors (120H)*
*Must be be paired with US History 1 Humanities CP.
5 Credits - Full Year - Grade 10

This interdisciplinary course will link four subjects (History, English, Art and Music) to explore the historical, literary and cultural influences that have shaped the United States. Students will have a dedicated period for both English and History, and will have an Art and Music teacher assigned to both sections for supplemental lessons.  In this humanities course students will examine the economic, literary, political ,and intellectual influences that helped develop a unique American identity from Pre-Columbian societies and continuing through the beginning of the 20th century.  Students will be immersed in a variety of texts, including literature, non-fiction, electronic media, film, music, and fine arts in order to create their own original print and non-print works. Students will have opportunities for experiential learning through field trips, projects, and specialized art and music lessons that highlight the humanities curriculum. These courses are designed to synthesize concepts in Modern American History, the acquisition of literacy skills, and an appreciation and application of the Fine and Performing Arts as a way of developing a cohesive understanding of the human experience from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Selection of 10th grade Humanities will require two dedicated class periods and will fulfill the English and Social Studies standards required for graduation by the state of New Jersey.