We are so excited to have you join our school, and wanted to let you know about a great new class Science Hill has recently begun.
Critical Minds is a course that focuses on reading, writing, and speaking skills. In this class, students will have many opportunities for projects and research. These are valuable skills that will benefit you throughout your high school career and beyond!
Teachers choose major themes to focus on, such as Human Suffering, in which we discuss events like the Holocaust or the genocide in Rwanda, or American Decades, when students work in groups to become experts on the issues, politics, and events that helped shape a particular decade. We truly aim to incorporate cross curriculum learning in the classroom which is made easier by the fact that each Critical Minds teacher has a different background of study, whether it is English, History, or Theatre. Critical Minds is reading intensive, with students spending part of class reading and discussing informational texts and select pieces of literature.
If you are searching for an elective course that helps build your reading, writing, and public speaking skills AND have fun, then Critical Minds may be just the class for you! Critical Minds and Advanced Critical Minds are both available. We hope to see you in our classrooms this year!
Ms. Davis, Mr. Hoilman, Ms. Johnson, Dr. Swor, & Ms. Wilson