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    THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

     

    Course #71152

    Full Year

    1 Credit English 11

    1 Credit US History 

    Available to Grade 11

     

    This interdisciplinary course offers the opportunity for students to critically analyze U.S. History through American literature.  Students in this class will focus on what it means to be an "American" and how the definition has changed from the Dawn of the Republic to the Digital Age.  Students will also develop the skills necessary to conduct a rhetorical analysis on primary sources and craft essays in various formats including informational, rhetorical, literary and narrative styles.  Class discussions and collaborative projects regarding the transformation of America will serve as methods for student based inquiry learning.  Students must be able to conduct complex research and apply skills and concepts independently.  Honors and comprehensive students will be admitted into the course.

     

    Prerequisite:  English 10 and World History

     

     

    THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

     

    Course #71151

    Full Year

    1 Credit English 11

    1 Credit US History 

    Honors

    Available to Grade 11

     

    This interdisciplinary course offers the opportunity for students to critically analyze U.S. History through American literature.  Students in this class will focus on what it means to be an "American" and how the definition has changed from the Dawn of the Republic to the Digital Age.  Students will also develop the skills necessary to conduct a rhetorical analysis on primary sources and craft essays in various formats including informational, rhetorical, literary and narrative styles.  Class discussions and collaborative projects regarding the transformation of America will serve as methods for student based inquiry learning.  Students must be able to conduct complex research and apply skills and concepts independently.  Honors and comprehensive students will be admitted into the course.  This course requires a summer project for honors students.

     

    Honors Prerequisite: Because of the rigorous nature of the honors-level requirements, students must have been enrolled in English 10 Honors or World History Honors. Students may petition the English and Social Studies Department heads for approval to receive honors credit. Approval will be limited to candidates with high reading comprehension, strong analytical skills, and above average writing skills.