Thematic Reading Lists
Humanities is comprised of the study of thematic units. Each thematic unit consists of the study of the arts and literature. For each unit, students will read a novel independently, in literature circles or as a large class. Here is a list of the themes and bigger works which are all possible novels and plays we will be reading this year. If you want to know a little more about them (especially the independent novels) see "My Booklist" or visit the Barnes and Nobles' website. Note: Independent novels are not listed below.
Alienation, Life & Death : Ordinary People, A Doll's House, Hamlet, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest many independent novels as well
War: Fallen Angels, A Farewell to Arms, Catch-22, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, All Quiet on the Western Front, Farewell to Manzanar (additional titles to be added)
The Future: 1984, A Clockwork Orange, Fahrenheit 451, Utopia, The Handmaid's Tale
The Greeks: Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Medea
Jealousy & Revenge: Othello, the Moor of Venice