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WVA Secondary School
Individuals and Societies

The Middle Years Program (MYP) individuals and societies includes traditional subjects commonly called: “humanities” as well as courses in the social sciences.

Our courses are designed to equip our scholars with the necessary skills to inquire into historical, contemporary, geographical, political, social, economic, religious, technological and cultural factors that have an impact on individuals, societies and environments.

Factors Studied:
1.  Historical
2.  Contemporary
3.  Geographical
4.  Political  

5.  Social
6.  Economical
7.  Religious
8.  Technological
9.  Cultural 

Cultural Connection

This is an event to connect people and various cultures around the world. To prepare for this community night, students will be learning an assigned culture within West Virginia, the United States, and around the world. Each grade will be creating a booth to represent their culture.  Students will also be learning a song that is commonly sung in their assigned region during celebrations. Each grade will be performing throughout the Cultural Connection night.

Hall of History

“Knowing the Past, opens doors to the future.” (Carter G. Woodson) West Virginia Academy’s community event for the four term is the Hall of History. This event will turn our school into a living history exhibit. Based on the theme for the term, the primary students will discovery the historical significance of various artifacts, pictures, posters, and other items that fit within a specific era they are learning in their grade.  The secondary students will be assigned specific events surrounding the theme and historical time period they are studying in their courses.  The oldest students, will be able to choose a famous individual and actually “become” that person for the night. They will answer questions and give a monologue to peers and community members throughout the night. Not only does this help our scholars truly experience history, it educates all those that come in an inventive unique way. Our goal is to make history come alive in our school.

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