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Cultural Literacy

A required course all four years, Cultural Literacy explores history through the lens of literature from a specific time period. For example, while students are learning about the Great Depression they also read August Wilson Screenplays and visit the Pittsburgh Hill District to personally connect with Wilson’s work. With a focus on cultural relevancy, students work on projects that infuse music, digital media creation, as well as writing and oral presentations. Through online research journals and regular trips to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, students locate and utilize primary and secondary resources to support their projects.