I remember my first college classes. One in particular class I recall was a Social Sciences class. The class was held in a repurposed movie theater.
And it was pack wall-to-wall with freshman and sophomores. The professor's two assistants handed out complex syllabi. At the same time, he rambled on introductions to the course, the rules, a crazy schedule, and even mentioned that students would have to present papers.
Week one was a trial by fire. I have been through college-prep courses and entered with tons of college credits I'd earned through advanced courses in high school. I still wasn't 100% ready.
As an educator today, one of my main objectives to set students up for success outside of school. I do it by helping prepare them today for what our changing world will throw at them.
That's why I created Humanities Heroes--a series of intensive courses that provides a rigorous presentation of Humanities topics designed to prepare students for college-level requirements.
In future posts, I'll get more into the semantics of the program--but today is an introduction!
THINGS TO NOTE
Each Humanities Heroes course is about six to seven weeks long.
Each course is multi-disciplinary! However, everyone will touch on Literary Analysis, History, and Social Science.
Each course counts as at least two classes! That's right--one Humanities Heroes course replaces two subject areas!
Students can take the courses in any order.
There are two tracks--"Classic" and "New Age".
Below is the announced schedule for 2021-2022
Classic Track: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; Ancient Rome; Presentation Practice
New Age: Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451; Government Types; Presentation Practice
Classic Track: Shakespeare's Hamlet; Medieval Europe; Presentation Practice, Composition Practice
New Age: Butler's Parable of the Sower; Dystopian Fiction; Presentation Practice, Composition Practice
Classic Track: Beowulf; Classic fairytales; Group Presentation Practice, Composition Practice
New Age: Harrison's Make Room! Make Room!; Sociology; Group Presentation Practice, Composition Practice
Classic Track: Homer's The Odyssey; Ancient Greece; Group Presentation Practice, Composition Practice
New Age: Pfeffer's Life As We Know It; Modern History; Group Presentation Practice, Composition Practice