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World Literature: Africa and Beyond

Coming January 2023! This course explores the topics of home and exile in three books that feature Africa. Each of the novels in this course is a unique coming-of-age story. The course examines how and why people leave their homes to seek refuge elsewhere. Needing to leave home and migrate elsewhere—or being forcibly removed from

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American Literature: Social Transformations

Coming January 2023! American culture has undergone countless social transformations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Today, new social transformations are underway. In this course, students will study how American literature reflects and contributes to social transformations. Presenting a diverse set of voices, the course centers on the intersection of literature, history, and current events.

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Composition 2: Creative Writing and Nonfiction

This single-semester course develops the tools students need to help express themselves in writing with greater clarity and effectiveness. The first half of the course focuses on creative writing as students study literary techniques by reading stories by a variety of authors and then creating their own short story. Character, point of view, story structure,

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Composition I: The Writer’s Craft

This single-semester course is designed to provide a strong foundation of writing skills for high school, college, and career. The course offers multiple ways for students to develop as readers and writers. Students will study a variety of authors and practice different styles of writing and writing for different purposes. Extension revision instruction and practice

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American Literature: The Westward Journey

This American Literature course explores how the United States developed its shape and character throughout the 19th century by way of the movement called the Westward Expansion. By reading and reflecting on the words, artwork, and novels that contain their stories, students will gain an understanding of the authentic experiences and perspectives of those who

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Speak Your Truth: Poetry Part II

This course builds on the foundation of the poet’s craft developed in Word: The Poet’s Voice and expands it to include performance skills needed to recite poetry before an audience. By studying videos of selected poetry readings by well-known poets of various genres and attending local poetry readings, students explore the reading styles and techniques employed

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Word: The Poet’s Voice

This poetry course explores the writing craft needed to produce poems that deserve to be read. Students will study various themes: from nature writing to love poetry; spoken word and environmentally-themed poems; and works focused on capturing and expressing the female perspective. Students create and learn how to edit and revise their own poems and

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Women’s Literature: Worlds of Fantasy and Science Fiction

The course explores themes of identity, gender, race, and social justice, and looks at the literary craft of world building (how a writer creates an elaborate, believable story world). This single semester course focuses on works of science fiction and fantasy written by women. There are 18 lessons in three units. There is a creative

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British Literature

Prepare to dive into the worlds of heroes, monsters, fairies, and kings. This course presents a selection of works of British literature beginning with Beowulf, the earliest written work of British literature, and spanning through the twentieth century. You will explore classic stories written by some of the most widely read literary icons. Beginning with

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World Literature

In our World Literature course, students read the works of contemporary and historical international authors and refine grammar and composition skills through numerous writing assignments. In addition to active reading and critical evaluation of literature, students’ writing instincts are further honed and challenged with a variety of essays (expository, compare/contrast, personal opinion, and interpretive), a

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