Sports and Society

This course explores the relationships between sports and modern society. Students identify the ways social themes are reflected in the world of sports through reading, writing, and other forms of investigation: film, radio, TV, and the internet. Examples of themes that are discussed include performance-enhancing drug use, money in sports, and the role of race in sports. Students are expected to participate through informal discussion and formal debates. One short essay from each student is required each week. Students practice various forms of writing: response to text, expository writing, and persuasive essay.
Note: Students may elect Sports and Society for either English or Social Studies credit (as an elective in addition to the three required Social Studies courses).

Note: Students may elect Sports and Society for either English or Social Studies credit (as an elective in addition to the three required Social Studies courses).

Faculty

“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.
Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.
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