The Ben Franklin Academy

Humanities


Humanities

BFA Teacher with StudentThe Humanities Units are taught on the junior and senior levels in BFA’s curriculum. The American Units are offered during the junior year, and the World Units the senior year, though this sequence may differ if a junior, for instance, has already studied American literature and American History at another school. In the units the study of history and literature is combined with other subjects such as History of Science, Philosophy, and World Religions. Students seem to gain a greater understanding of what they are studying if it is placed within an historical context, and they are able to make connections across disciplines.