School combines English and history class for freshmen


A new class has been implemented for the freshmen at Ocean Lakes.

This class combines freshman English and history courses into one block, and it is designed to help students understand the relationship between historic events and the context in literature.

“I’m enjoying the combined class because usually I don’t like writing,f but since they’re together, it works,” said freshman Jalen Powell.

World History I and freshman English both rely on writing skills, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of vocabulary.

“The class creates a fluid understanding on how each subject influences each other,” said freshman history teacher Lindsey Baker.

The class is specially selected for non-academy students who have a strong foundation in both subjects.

“[The class] provides enrichment opportunities to take connections from what they learn in class and make them in the real world,” said gifted resource teacher Amy Harrell.