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Elementary Humanities - History and Literature of Asia and the Middle East

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Subject Categories:
Elementary Class, English Language Arts, History, Literature and Media

Have you ever wondered what life was like as a samurai? Have you ever been interested in the myths that influenced ancient Indian peoples? Do you want to explore why the Great Wall was built, or what Cyrus the Great was well known for? In this course, we’ll explore Ancient India, Ancient China, the Mongol Empire, Ancient Japan, Ancient Korea, the Medes and Persians, and the Islamic Empire. What rules governed these peoples? What religious beliefs influenced their families? What artwork did they leave behind? We’ll explore perspective, narrative, theme, imagery and how these enhance our knowledge of the ancient world by reading novels, poetry, and short stories together. Each unit will accompany a focus on writing and composition, through completing reflective writing topics as a way to understand history as a story rather than a list of facts to be memorized. Students will be expected to engage in discussion and complete creative projects as we explore the past together!

Notes and Requirements
Grade Levels*:
5, 6, 7
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)

Suggested Pairing: This humanities course includes some writing. To better prepare students for writing, we recommend students also take TPS Writing Fundamentals 5 or Writing Fundamentals 6 while taking Elementary Humanities.

注意: 本课程并未专门为学生准备其他 TPS 课程,也不满足任何 TPS 课程的英语先决条件。寻求提高学术英语水平的学生应按照学生当前的学术英语水平和背景参加写作基础课程或 EFL-I 课程。

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