Humanities

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A Show of Hands

By admin / December 4, 2020
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How can puppets change the way we communicate? Throughout history and around the world, humans have used puppets to pass down stories, share cultural practices, and revolt against censorship. A…

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Music That Matters

By admin / December 4, 2020
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How can music change society? Music That Matters takes a humanistic approach to the study and production of music, understanding music as a language and languages as attached to peoples,…

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Drawing Lines

By admin / December 3, 2019
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How does public art create place? What is the geography of public art? How and where does public art happen? Drawing Lines is an Art History Elective that investigates public…

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All the World’s A Stage

By admin / December 3, 2019
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How can drama be used to highlight oppression? Why? All The World’s A Stage is a combined STEAM/Humanities course that focuses on the “how” of theatrical productions and the “why”…

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Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

By admin / December 8, 2017
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How can you become a poet of social change? If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place…

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Five Faces of Genius

Five Faces of Genius

By admin / February 17, 2015
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How do you live a more creative life? How do you understand and access your genius? How do you find your place in the world, and love it? How do…

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Ollywood

By admin / February 17, 2015
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What makes a movie a movie? How is storytelling through film different from storytelling through literature? Which films deserve a “thumbs-up” and which deserve a “thumbs-down” – and why? These…

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Global Peace: An integrated, project-based high school class

Global Peace

By admin / November 29, 2014
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What is peace? What is violence? What does peace look like in your community? How does peace generate peace around the world? Why are there so many stories of nonviolent…

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You Are Beautiful: An integrated, project-based high school class

You Are Beautiful

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Why is it important for art to be accessible? How does public art spark human interaction? How does art go viral? Students will examine the history of public art and…

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MDGs: An integrated, project-based high school class

SDGs & You

By admin / November 29, 2014
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What are the biggest challenges facing humanity, and what is your role in addressing them? In March 2012, the world population topped 7 billion people. While this population continues to…

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Who Am I?: An integrated, project-based high school class

Who Am I

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How will I investigate my Self to know who I am? The Who Am I course is a journey into your Self – your beliefs, origins, fears, and hopes – pursued through philosophical discussions, self-reflections, historical investigations, and diverse field experiences. The course explores the lives of people in progress, and is divided into 4 units.

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Food For Thought

Food for Thought

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How are food systems shaped, and how do they shape the world? In this course, you will be guided through the cycle of life as a metaphor for the trajectory…

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Stories: An integrated, project-based high school class

Stories

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How are journeys shared? Stories have traveled through time, oral tradition, books, and art. The stories that reach us create a relationship with our ancestors, to civilizations that are long…

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Forbidden Books: An integrated, project-based high school class

Forbidden Books

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Why have books been forbidden throughout history? In this course, you will explore why certain books and ideas have been considered dangerous or threatening throughout history, focusing on 3 themes:…

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Drama: An ISS and English High School Course

Drama

By admin / November 29, 2014
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From ancient times, theater has provided an opportunity for communities to stage their challenges and rehearse ways of facing them. The Drama course provides an opportunity to study the history…

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Rhetoric: An integrated, project-based high school class

Rhetoric

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Why do certain speeches “work” and so many others do not? Rhetoric supposes that we use language to persuade, challenge and unite, in all aspects of our lives. To awaken…

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A Nation’s Argument

By admin / November 29, 2014
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A Nation’s Argument integrates historical and global revolutions and nation-forming with the language and logic skills needed to develop and sustain an argument. By anchoring our investigation in the birth…

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Policy: A High School Humanities Course

Policy

By admin / November 29, 2014
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Policy informs students how to use both rhetoric and argument to agree on a common good, so that living together is sustainable and nurturing. In this course, you will study…

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Journalism: An integrated, project-based high school class

Journalism

By admin / November 29, 2014
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How do you know about the world? In this course, you will learn how to observe, analyze and report on current events through different media—Image, Sound and Text. In each…

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Equality: An integrated, project-based high school class

Equality

By admin / November 29, 2014
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“All men are born equal”. But, what about women? And, even if we are born equal, do we live in equality? How do wealth and resources fit in? In this…

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ACT (recommended for all juniors)

April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Good Friday

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Easter

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/5 SAT

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/12 ACT

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

SAT

May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

NO SCHOOL

May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Eid al-Fitr begins at sundown

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT
Arne Duncan speaks about education and gun violence in Chicago

Education and Rewriting the Story of Gun Violence in Chicago—with Arne Duncan

May 13, 2021 @ 2:20 am - 3:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT