Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the 2018 All-School Awards convocation on May 22, and the Student Council announced the selection of Adnan Rubai as Teacher of the Year.
History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Science,
Loomis’ History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Science Department brings together talented faculty to share, collaborate, and innovate in the instruction of our students as they explore different historic and contemporary societies, cultures, philosophies, political systems, religions, economies, and more. While studying in this department you will look within and without, gaining an appreciation of the past and present through multiple perspectives, developing a greater understanding of yourself and others, deepening your understanding of our interdependent and complex world, and growing toward a more meaningful and integrated experience of the world.
Through a wide range of courses, from U.S. History to Globalization, Economics to Developmental Psychology, Ancient Philosophy to Literature of the Bible, you will build a knowledge base; discover how to research through primary and secondary sources, classic texts, and contemporary inquiries; learn to construct a logical argument in both oral and written form; master the skills of comparison, criticism, interpretation, and synthesis; and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.
The History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Science Department honored the academic achievements of students across all class years at a ceremony on May 15.
On May 1, the Norton Family Center for the Common Good, along with the Katharine Brush Library, the Women in STEM group, and Palmer Hall, hosted an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at a nearby local bakery.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed representatives of the five Hartford area WALKS Foundation independent schools for the 56th Annual Constitutional Essay Contest awards dinner on April 24.
Our curriculum pushes students to ‘put themselves in the shoes’ of the people they study, to empathize with the situations in which those historical figures found themselves, and wrestle with the ever-changing notions of right and wrong as they have evolved over time and across cultures.
— MOLLY POND, HISTORY TEACHER