Humanities

“The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience.” Stanford University

 

Humanities, as a subject, aims to open pupils minds to both the past and present, but also to understand their local environment as well as foreign lands hundreds of miles away.

 

The Humanities curriculum is split into modules of Geography and History and each module runs for half a term. All modules are linked to the National Curriculum and in a school year pupils will study 3 modules of History and 3 modules of Geography. Humanities lessons aim to be interactive, sensory but most of all fun!

 

Throughout the Humanities curriculum, skills such as expressing opinions, independent working, enquiry, teamwork and ICT skills are revisited. To embed these skills, as well as to encourage exploration and provide inspiration, trips are run to put the classroom learning into a real life context. These trips could be to a local town to look at geographical features or historical buildings, to a supermarket to see and buy exotic fruits or using different forms of transport available in the area.

 

Therefore, through a varied Humanities curriculum pupils will be equipped with the skills to embark on life with a broad mind, open to new ideas, and an understanding of what has happened in the past and how each and every one of us can shape the future.