American Literature explores the major literary works in the United States between the 1600’s to contemporary documents of today. The use of American short stories, poetry, and essays/nonfiction will guide the students in their study of how American authors influenced and reacted to events in our country’s history. Students will respond to these works through writings which may include journal writings, personal reflections, and critical essays.
Multicultural Literature & Writing
Students will study historic and modern masterpieces from around the world. Students may read a variety of short stories, poems, and novels to deepen their understanding of different world cultures and to see their similarities and differences. Strong emphasis is placed upon written interpretation and analysis.