Humanities combines Language Arts/Social Studies block focusing on interdisciplinary instruction, critical thinking, and advanced academics. Students are expected to communicate mastery of Social Studies content through mastery of the ELA standards.


    Humanities is the Instructional program that is used to service GT/high achieving students. Humanities provides accelerated instruction, building skills through enrichment, and advanced learning opportunities for interested students in grades 6, 7, & 8.


    Students in Humanities are expected to master the grade-level district curriculum for Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies. The curriculum includes all TEKS in the content areas for the grade level and is bundled into units of study as outlined in the TEKS Resource System, or TCMPC. Go to the FRAMEWORK to see the program overview, structure, curriculum, and instructional practices.  

    Instructional Practices

    • Cross-Curricular
    • Project Based
    • History Day- Complete in January
    • Socratic Seminar
    • Project Based Field Quests
    • Text Based Projects

    Measurement Tools

    • Quarterly Assessments
    • Project Based Learning- DOK Level 4
    • Rubrics
    • Student Portfolios- digital: to include History Day score sheets, rubrics w/teacher feedback,  
    • Measurement Topics for GT Standards


        Click the Red links to learn more:                            Click the Red links to learn more:

    Heritage Middle School Humanities Site                             East Central History Day

    Legacy Middle School Humanities Site                                  National History Day

    Conceptual Model        NHD