Viking ShipCalifornia Distinguished School

Academic Programs


The Humanities Department at New Brighton Middle School is committed to the instruction of Language Arts Standards not as isolated skills but as an integrated literacy program and often through the themes and content of the Social Studies Framework.

Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are taught to advance literacy and learning and are necessary for learning the Social Studies curriculum. Reading is taught through core literature expository text, and anthologies often correlated to Social Studies. Texts and other supplemental materials are used to teach writing, grammar and spelling. A comprehensive Social Studies text teaches Ancient Civilization (6th), Medieval and European cultures (7th), and United States History (8th).

Fiction, history poetry and culture are all critical components of New Brighton's Humanities Department.

6th Grade
Christina CanavanCCanavan@suesd.orgMs. Canavan's Classroom Website
Johaan RybergJRyberg@suesd.orgMr. Ryberg's Classroom Website

7th Grade
Joanne RosterJRoster@suesd.orgMs. Roster's Classroom Website
Michele TomlinMTomlin@suesd.orgMs. Tomlin's Classroom Website

8th Grade
Michelle BellMBell@suesd.orgMs. Bell's Classroom Website
Chris Dibble
Amanda DrakeADrake@suesd.orgMs. Drake's Assignments on Parent/Student VUE
David WerdmullerDWerdmuller@suesd.orgMr. Werdmuller's Classroom Website

Resource, Grade 6-8