English 11

Course Overview

Get ready to dig into a study of period literature, passionate persuaders and modern communications! This course will present students with the opportunity to read, research and comment on a broad and varied array of authors and writings. Beginning with the pre-colonial years of Christopher Columbus and early explorers, students will learn about cultural communications, passionate difference-makers from the past, authors who make a social statement and communication genres provided by modern media. Included will be poetry, essays, short stories, novels, letters, biographies and multimedia resources.

  • At this level, students work to understand more complex or abstract issues and will be introduced to other worldviews.
  • Students will continue to develop strong written communication skills and will be encouraged to work on writing assignments from other courses.

By the end of the year, students will have compiled personal communications including poems, essays, visual presentations, written explanations and summaries.


Time Commitment:

Standard 80 hour course.

Enrollment Information

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