What is Eighth Grade English Language Arts?
Eighth Grade English Language Arts (ELA) is a Humanities course that explores what makes us human, how humans understand the world and how humans communicate their ideas about the world. Emphasis is on American literature because the course aligns with 8th grade U.S. History. Still, literature from other parts of the world is introduced to compare and contrast theme and style and to understand historical and political events in the U.S. from a global perspective.
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In this interdisciplinary course, students explore literature, art, history, and religion. Therefore, students learn and apply critical reading and thinking strategies while reading classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction literature. Students also explore additional texts, including music, visual art, film, and multimedia.
Why study the Humanities?
Studying the Humanities is a strong Catholic educational tradition that develops important academic and lifelong skills, such as the following:
· Critical analysis
· Logical reasoning and rationality
· Respectful questioning
· Strong writing and oral
· Connecting with humans across
time and culture
· Commitment to Catholic social
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