Before I did not know what was humanities, not even one clue but after a year of humanities class I now understand what humanities might mean. I think that these words describes humanities the most. Archaeology, Religion, Ethics, History, Languages & Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy and Theory. So I think that humanities is maybe a study about humans since it has the word human in it.
I think that the most important things that we learned this year were how it is important to respect other people’s beliefs and religion, and about human evolution through time. I think that it is important to respect other people’s thoughts because at most times no one knows the right answer so it is not right or wrong, disagreeing to religions can cause fights again. Also that we should know that whats normal for us may not be normal for other people such as some countries eat bugs and we may think that is not normal but to them us eating chickens may not be normal.
In this year the most interesting things that I learned about were about the different ancient civilizations, I always like to learn about asian history. I was especially interested in the class system writing and all that. In this unit I liked the making your own civilization project I found it interesting because we got to make up the rules, language, writing and everything. The other favorite thing was the journal writing about the silk road. Next year I want to learn more about ancient empires of different countries and more history about there class system, living, Art and clothing. If it is possible for next year I want to have more fun projects that can show your knowledge and creativity such as the creating your own civilization project that I did this year. I wish there could be a project where you choose a empire to write about or other kinds of projects.
I think that next year for the 6th grade they should add more fun projects because I think that if the project is fun then we would want to do it so we will learn information faster and better. Maybe show more videos for examples or for information because then the 6th grade students will enjoy the unit more.