Thursday HS (AM1) – World Literature & Composition
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Thursday at 9:00-9:55 am
Book List for Fall 2023: American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) by Zitkala-Sa  Fulfilling a Promise by Chamroeun Pen Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition [Howell D. Chickering Translation] Book List for Spring 2024: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes ISBN: 978-0142437230 Student’s Choice of Book (must be a non-American author and must be approved by teacher)
$225 for writing class
Included in Class Fee
ONE YEAR CLASS
This intermediate course exposes students to a wide variety of literature from around the world. From Arabic fairy-tales and Native American Legends, to French plays and Spanish Knightly adventures, the class gives students the opportunity to learn how other cultures have expressed their interests and values in writing. We will also be reading the memoir of Chamroeun Pen, chronicling his childhood family’s struggles in poverty and harsh school system in Cambodia. Students will also gain invaluable insight into their own family heritage and culture when they are given a personal essay in the Fall and an in depth research project of their own making in the Spring. The research project is student led (and teacher approved) and may incorporate a number of books, poems, films, comics, computer games, and more. The goal is to learn another culture’s values and ideas and to share these experiences with the class in a final presentation at the end of the academic year. The added complexity of the literature and emphasis on independent work makes this course ideal for Sophomores and Juniors.