Humanties Curriculum

Humanities: Language Arts & Social Studies Become One

Humanities are the stories, the thoughts, and the language that help us make sense of our reality and our world. Humanities introduce us to people we have never known, places we have never seen, and ideas that may have never crossed our minds. By showing how others have lived, humanities help us decide what is important and how to improve life. Through this connection with others, answers are available and truth is achieved when it comes to awareness of culture and heritage. Humanities help us address the challenges we face as individuals, together in our families, our communities, and as a nation.

The Humanities Program at Lincoln Middle School will blend literature, history, writing, and the arts in order to explore and learn about the human experience in a diverse world. Through the use of thematic units that incorporate technology, humanities will provide students with a rich opportunity to become objective readers, writers, and thinkers.

The Humanities Program is supported by the goals and standards set by the State of Illinois in English Language Arts, Writing, and Social Studies.

Students who complete the Humanities course at Lincoln Middle School will...

  1. analyze themes through literature, history, and arts.
  2. formulate questions, discuss, and evaluate the human experience through historical time periods.
  3. compile personal histories making and expressing connections to the present and the past through oral and written language.
  4. interpret relationships between past and present events and experiences.