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Humanities is the study of the human condition. In the Middle School Humanities program, students explore history, literature, art, geography and current events while building reading, writing and speaking skills both individually, and in teams, on projects, simulations and presentations.

Middle School students become more confident communicators, more effective collaborators, more well-rounded, independent thinkers, and—most importantly—more intrigued by the stories they encounter every day.  


Liz Higgins

Elizabeth Higgins

Humanities Coordinator

Joined Wooster in 2013-2014

Middle School English

The Middle School English classes strive to teach students how to ask questions, gather information, organize and evaluate that information and then share it with others in a way that leads to further inquiry.

Middle School History

Our Middle School history courses stress the skills that students need to be successful: reading comprehension, answering questions, writing essays and analyzing information.

Early Middle School Units in Language Arts Include:

  • Narrative
  • Nonfiction Research
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Tackling the Complexities of Nonfiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Social Issues Book Clubs

Upper Middle School Courses in English Include:

  • The Craft of Language
  • Writing A Life

Early Middle School Units in Social Studies Include:

  • Themes of Geography & Map Skills
  • Culture (Africa)
  • Ancient Civilizations (Egypt)
  • Ancient Asia
  • South America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe

Upper Middle School Courses in History Include:

  • Citizenship and Constitution
  • US History

Middle School Course of Study

Learn more about our course descriptions and requirements.