8TH GRADE SEMINAR
TED KALMUS, JESSIE ADKINS & KATHY SIEBEL

OVERVIEW

8th Grade Seminar courses expose students to a range of historical, sociological and political social sciences, and are anchored by content themes relating to social justice, expression, equity and societal responsibility and utilize local, national and international case studies as teaching tools.  

COURSE OFFERINGS

FALL      ETHICS & THE LAW, ETHICS & THE BODY
Winter mini-seminar: Institutionalized Privilege: Race, Class & Gender 
SPRING MEDIA EXPRESSION; Religious Expression

COURSE STRUCTURE

8th Grade Seminars are intended to be models of advanced critical thinking, with the goal of a) equipping students for critical inquiry in later classes and b) capturing their imagination about advanced subject matter they may encounter later in their academic careers. Each course emphasizes case study and/or discussion and many include an overview project in which students will have the opportunity to investigate complex questions from both a critical and creative perspective. 


CURRENT WEEK IN CLASS

 

8TH GRADE ASSIGNMENT CALENDAR

HW Materials for IP Race Seminar:
 Notes on the State of VirginiaThomas Jefferson