Aims and Ethos
Humanities is the study of human culture. It includes elements of Geography, History, Religious Studies and Citizenship.
Our aim is for Humanities at The Wren School to be interesting, relevant and thought-provoking so that students become informed global citizens.
|This is Me
- Where do I come from?
- What is our standard of living in the UK?
|This is Us
- What does it mean to be human?
- Could I survive without animals?
|Genius of the Past
- How have the leaders of the past affected our lives?
|Inventions of the Future
- Will the earth last forever?
- How are our actions shaping our future?
|Power of Humans
- How do our views of the world affect others?
- Fair trade
|Power of the Earth
- How have the actions of humans affected the planet?
- What do religions teach us about our treatment of the earth, and particularly our treatment of animals?
- Poverty and Fair Trade
- Inequality in Reading’s History
- Evil & Suffering
- Comparison study (Japan / UK)
- The life of Henry VIII
- Ethics: Right and Wrong
Clashes of Culture
- Tourism and impact on culture
- The Spanish Armada
- Cultural differences in beliefs of life after death
|Celebration of Culture
- Migration: Multi-Culturalism
- The British Empire and growth of slaveryReligious Journeys
The Power of Technology
- Technological solutions to Rivers and flooding
- The Industrial RevolutionReligious Attitudes towards the maintenance of the Environment
The Power of My Voice
- How to make a difference: Climate change
- Protest: Child Labour, The Luddites and the Swing riots
- Having a voice as a Jew in Israel
Extra Curricular Activities
The Humanities department runs a weekly classics club on a Tuesday from 3.40 pm to 4.40 pm where we learn about a new and exciting topic every half term.
Term 1 – Greek Mythology
Term 2 – Philosophy & Ethics in film