A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester, New York

Middle School Curriculum Guide

Humanities

The purpose of the study of the past is to help individuals understand themselves and their relationship to history and culture through the study of human experience. The Humanities Department curriculum provides opportunities for a student to investigate many areas of this experience: intellectual, aesthetic, religious, philosophical, political, economic, social, and psychological.

History courses introduce students to the techniques of investigation through the study of both primary and secondary sources. All courses stress the development of students' abilities to express themselves clearly and logically, both verbally and in writing. We use art, literature, and music to enrich student understanding. Middle-school history courses emphasize age-appropriate skill development of organization, note taking, and writing as part of an interdisciplinary focus on these abilities across the division.