• The co-taught Honors Biology and Honors English 9 class, H2BE, is a research- and project-based learning course focusing on cross-curricular critical thinking and application processes. It includes an outdoor component, utilizing Hudson High School’s land lab and nearby parks, hiking, and culminates in a week-long backpacking trip in the spring, all while building relationships, grit, and decision-making skills that will last a lifetime.

    Students will read a variety of works, including poetry, plays, and nonfiction, to learn about biological issues while using these sources as a springboard for discussion.

    Major works include: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, The Hour of Land by Terry Tempest Williams, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, as well as choice books. Students also read selections from Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek by Annie Dillard, The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan, Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir and poetry by Whitman, Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, and more.

    The class is co-taught with science teacher Susan Conroy.

     Frequently asked questions about the class

    Video of H2BE class, fall 2018