Humanities 2 at Boston Arts Academy is a sophomore level course that asks the following essential question: Who has power in the U.S. and why? In this course students explore the meaning of power in their own lives as well as how important structures have been shaped by power throughout U.S. history. Students look at how the categories of race, class, gender, and citizenship have played a role in shaping education, housing/land, and government. Through studying media, history, geography, literature, art, and sociology, they critically examine the past and present within the U.S. as a way to work towards building a more just future.
The work on this website represents student writing on critical issues we have explored in this course. The writing represents their values and their voice as humanities artist-scholars. They share their work with the broader world to engage others in important ideas about U.S. society.