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Academic Programs

HUMANITIES

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
Evan DicksonEDickson@suesd.org
Doug HeisingerDHeisinger@suesd.org
Johaan RybergJRyberg@suesd.orgMr. Ryberg's Classroom Website
Andreas ZappacostaAzappacosta@suesd.org

7th Grade
Lee HooverLHoover@suesd.org
Liz PenrodLPenrod@suesd.org
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
Amanda DrakeADrake@suesd.orgMs. Drake's Assignments on Parent/Student VUE
Andy ShapiroAShapiro@suesd.orgMr. Shapiro's Classroom Website
David WerdmullerDWerdmuller@suesd.orgMr. Werdmuller's Classroom Website



Resource, Grade 6-8
Gordon BarrattGBarratt@suesd.org
Trish NiehuserTNiehuser@suesd.org
Eliza StruthersEStruthers@suesd.org