Are electives as important as core classes? Electives prepare us for the future and teach us the basics of survival. Electives like sewing and cooking help us in our future lives, but are they just as important as the core classes such as math and science, and Language Arts?
Some people believe that core classes are much more important than electives, but others believe that electives are just as important. Why are they important though? “They teach us many things that prepare us for life,” 7th grader, Wala Alsabkha. Electives are optional classes that don’t have to be taken like cooking and sewing. “Electives might spark an interest and could give you knowledge about different careers,” 8th grader, Noar Hussein, says. Electives also give us a chance to see different choices for different career choices we could have. “It helps you get a glimpse on what other careers you can have other than the ones that involve your core classes,” middle school student, Reem Kassir, says.
Math, science, language art, and social studies are considered core classes and most people would even consider them as the most important classes. They’re the academic and required classes. “I don’t think electives are important and they are more of a fun thing then a necessary thing at school,” 8 grader, Grace Levine said.
Not all schools have electives. “My school does not have electives and electives prevents being seated all day while studying then writing down what you studied,” Sarah, a Belgian student states. Electives can be beneficial, but also a fun class for some people. Electives are not academic and people can enjoy that class and see it as a break from their other classes.
In conclusion, do you believe that electives are as important as core classes? Math, science, language arts, and social studies are very important, but how about classes like cooking and sewing? Not everyone wants to go to college and continue their education so electives could help them with basic skills that could help them in their daily lives.
Middle School Journalist