Topic | the "humanities"

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  • Helen
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    I am planning our Charlotte Mason education using the book and DVD from SCM. I’m loving it! Question is – a requirement for highschool in our homestate of Pennsylvania is to teach the humanities. What exactly does this encompass? I believe its philosophy, art, literature. What else? And would that mean from the beginning or world history to the modern day? Thanks for the help! Looking forward to your responses.

    JennNC
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    No clue! Have you tried the HSLDA website? They might have it listed under the state-specific pages…

    Bookworm
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    Literature, art, music, theater, philosophy, history, ancient and modern languages, religion.  Most likely if PA also has literature and history requirements specifically stated, then probably they mean art, music, theater.  NObody really teaches philosophy at the high school level anymore except homeschoolers, lol.  That would mean from all time.  In my college, to fill humanities distribution requirements, you could take art, music, architecture.

     

    Helen
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    Thank you JennNC and Bookworm. I really appreciate your insights. And yes, Bookworm, PA does have lit. and hist. specifically stated and THEN the humanities. Thanks!

    LyndaF
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    I live in PA and foreign language is considered a humanity as well.

     

    Helen
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    Very interesting, Lynda. I didn’t know Foreign Language was considered a humanity. That does make sense though.

    Thank you! I’ve been so busy planning (than taking a breather!) that I haven’t been on this website to see your reponse. Thank you!

    LyndaF
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    Hey!  That’s ok, I think we are all a little busy right now.  My oldest daughter is in high school and receiving credits.  I count art, music, and foreign language as humanities and have never had a problem.  So you can just follow SCM,  give credits for those subjects, and relax. 

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