8th Grade English

Through careful study of classic and contemporary texts, students explore a timeless question: are human beings fundamentally good or evil?

Course Summary

In 8th grade, students explore a timeless question: are human beings fundamentally good or evil? Through careful study of classic and contemporary texts, students will consider how access to power influences human behavior, and how everyday people respond in the face of unjust leadership, violent oppression, and cruelty. Students will grapple with some of the darkest events of the 20th century, and contemplate their power as young people to create the future they wish to see.

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