This one-semester course will provide students with an overview of the history of the arts, including visual and performing arts, in Western culture as it reflects the growth of our civilization. The course will relate the changes in the arts to the political, religious, and cultural framework of their time.
Humanities will be taught by three teachers, in three six-week blocks, in the specific areas of Art History, Music, and Theatre history. Each discipline will use separate texts and teaching methods but will be united by the time periods being taught. The unifying elements will be a binder that will be kept throughout the course, a time line to be kept in all classes by each student, and the comprehensive final with elements drawn from all sections of the course.
Culture and Values, a Survey of the Humanities. Laurence S. Cunningham
Major Goals and Objectives
In Humanities, students will:
- be introduced to the relationships between the arts, history and cultural development
- develop a time line of cultural events that will provide a basic understanding of historical development in the arts and within cultures
- receive a solid background in the humanities that will be used throughout high school in history, literature, math and science classes
- be introduced to Art, Music, and Drama as areas in which to complete their visual and performing arts requirements at Pinewood