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Kamehameha Schools - Intro To Humanities - Semester 1

Dr. Leleua Loupe Room: Konia 21121 Phone: 

OBJECTIVES

According to Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University, “The Humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world.”(1) Those abilities have not diminished in the instantaneity of the modern world. In fact, they seem more abundant and accessible now than ever before in history. This is an “introductory” class. We will be taking a broad brush stroke to look at this topic. The objectives for this one semester introduction course are:

•   To be able to define Humanities through the explanation of examples from different modalities. 


•   To build an appreciation for those that documented, through the humanities, the growth of the human experience. 


•   To better prepare students to see the world through myriad perspectives 


•   To see that humanity is integrated with the actions of the past and modern world as 
opposed to the silos of individuals or nations. 


•   To challenge and stretch students’ practice of thinking critically and creatively. 


•   To increase students’ awareness of the microcosmic and macrocosmic cultural world 
around them. 


•  To be able to watch, read, look at and listen to artifacts of the human experience with 
the intent of analysis to assess their potential impact on the past and future society. 
TEXT 
The book we will be using is The Art of Being Human.

INSTRUCTION

According to American Educational Psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, there are six levels of thinking within the cognitive domain. The base of human thinking stems from the first two levels of thought: knowledge and comprehension. In this class we will continuously push beyond the base to move into higher-level thinking: applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. With higher-level thinking, a learner comes to “know” a subject rather than just mimicking content.  

procedures will follow the consequences set out in the Parent, Student, and Teacher

Handbook issued at the beginning of the year to each family.

•   Class begins when the second bell sounds. Be ready to begin at that bell. Those not 
ready may be issued a detention for being unprepared. 


•   Class participation in some fashion is expected and your grade will reflect your level 
of involvement. Also, it is essential that each student take notes on each reading assignment, class lecture, presentation, and movie unless otherwise instructed. There will be frequent quizzes pertaining to the reading and note taking. 


•   Students must wait until the appropriate time to answer or ask questions during lectures in order to maintain an orderly flow to discussions. 


•   The Nature of this class is debate at times and there may not be a right or wrong answer. Students must always be respectful of others while they are answering or asking questions in class and outside class too.

ASSIGNMENT POLICY (general summary)

•   All in-class written assignments or typed must be double-spaced and at the highest caliber of neatness. Any work without a name, date, and title in the upper left hand corner will not be graded. 


•   Late assignments will not be accepted unless arrangements have been made. At that time, a penalty of 20% will, potentially, be subtracted from the earned grade. A zero may be issued past 4 days late. 


•   Some of our assignments may be after-hours of class and/or off campus. If those cannot be attended, alternatives will be given. 


•   If a student is absent on the day that the assignment is due, the student must contact the teacher(s) via phone call or email to request an extension or to make alternate arrangements by 7:45 a.m. In the event of early release for school activities, pre- arranged absences, etc., all assignments are due prior to student’s departure unless other arrangements were made with the teacher in advance. 


ASSESSMENTS

 TBD

SUPPLIES

•   Composition Book

•   Pearson, The Art of Being Human: The Humanities as a Technique for Living (you will pick this up from the Learning Center at Keawe on Monday, August 14) the first 2 chapters will be posted on leleualoupe.com

•   1 blue or black pen and 2 lead pencils (I recommend a mechanical pencil)

•    Laptop Computer


•    Ear-buds/headphones


Classroom Expectations :

▪  Be respectful of the school, faculty & staff,`ohana, peers and self 


▪  Have a positive and optimistic attitude. 


▪  Ready to learn and prepared with all necessary materials. 


▪  Be responsible. 


▪  Complete learning tasks with quality effort. 


▪  Contribute appropriately to a supportive learning environment. 


▪  You are expected to come in for additional help if you are experiencing difficulty in 
this class


▪  Your textbook is only a reference point. 


▪   You are expected to go beyond this reference point as needed to be able to paint a 
clearer picture in regards to information learned daily and throughout the course. 


▪  Also, you are required to take notes on your reading and keep up with all the vocabulary . 
         

Assignment Expectations:

All assignments and class agenda will be posted on leleualoupe.com.

 As this class is a dual credit College class assignments are expected to be in on time and of the highest quality. Late assignments will only be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and messy assignments may not be accepted at all. Missing assignments will be treated as zero credit for that assignment and the appropriate people will be notified. A continuous pattern of 


missing/late assignments will be viewed as a “behavior” problem and the student will be referred to the principal or vice principal with a “Student Referral” for the administration to take action according to school policies.

If a student is absent on the day that the assignment is due, the student must contact the teacher(s) via phone call or email prior to class time to request an extension or to make alternate arrangements by 7:45 a.m. In the event of early release, pre-arranged absences, etc., all assignments are due prior to student’s departure unless other arrangements were made with the teacher in advance.

Hawaiian Values :

Aloha            Love, affection, compassion,     sympathy

`Imi na`auao   to seek enlightenment, wisdom, education

 `Ike pono 
       `ike – to know, to see, to feel, to understand, to comprehend; pono – righteous, appropriate, moral, goodness, proper,

Kuleana        privilege, responsibility, area of responsibility

 

Ho`omau 
    to persevere, to perpetuate, to continue

Ha`aha`a      humility, humbleness, modesty

Grading Scale :

Grades will be calculated on a ‘straight-points’ scale where your grade is based on a percentage of total points earned. The percentage-letter grade conversion is listed below:

A 100- 93%

A- 92.9- 90%

B+ 89.9- 87%

B 86.9- 83%

B- 82.9- 80%

C+ 79.9- 77%

C 76.9- 73%  

C- 72.9- 70%

D+ 69.9- 67%

D 66.9- 63%

D- 62.9- 60%

F 59.9- 0%

Semester Grades will be accumulated accordingly (Q1 40%, Q2 40%, SE 20%)

Standard KS Grading Scale
Grade based on a point system
See KSH Student Handbook for grading scale, assignment policy, and grading policy. Not doing an assignment is NOT AN OPTION.
All assignments must be completed

 

Scope and Sequence:

Part I: Exploring the Humanities

Week 1 August 4 - 11,  Chapter 1: The Humanities: A Shining Beacon

Week 2 August 14 - 18, Chapter 2: and Critical Thinking

Week 3 August 21 - 25, Chapter 3: Myth and the Origin of the Humanities

Week 4 August 28 - 31, Chapter 4: Literature

 

Part II: Disciplines of the Humanities

Week 5 September 5 - 8, Chapter 5: Art

Week 6 September 11 - 15, Chapter 6: Music

Week 7 September 18 - 22, Chapter 7: Theater

Week 8                   September 25 - 29, Chapter 8:The Musical Stage: Opera, Music, Theater, Dance

Week 9 October 2 - 6, Chapter 9: Cinema

 

Week 10                October 7 - 16, FALL BREAK


 

Part !!!: Themes in the Humanities

Week 11                October 17 - 20, Chapter 10: Religion

Week 12                October 23 - 27, Chapter 11: Morality

Week 13                Oct 30 - November 3, Chapter 12: Happiness

Week 14                November 6 - 9, Chapter 13: Love

Week 15                November 13 - 17, Chapter 14: Life-Affirmation

Week 16                November 20 - 22, Chapter 15: Nature

Week 17                November 27 - Dec. 1, Chapter 16: Freedom

Week 18                December 4 - 8,

Week 19                December 11 - 14, Finals Prep


Week 20                December 14, 15, 18, Final 

 

Class Schedule:

Week 1  
  Introductions
Pauahi's Vision
Vision 2040 Kamehameha
E Ola!
Topic: Learning Style
Assignment: Vark.Com, WhatIsMyLearningStyle.Com
Writing Assignment: Take the above quizzes and write a summary of What your learning style is and what methods of study work best for your style.  What did you learn? what new techniques might you try this semester? Turn in next class for discussion purposes. You may hand write or types it up and turn it in.
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Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 The Humanitites: A Shining Beacon
Media:  The History of the Reaissance
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