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English 3

English 3

High School

English Language Arts

Course Description:

English 3 focuses on American Literature, beginning with early settlers and extending through the modern and contemporary periods. Students continue to develop their vocabulary by tracing the etymology of significant terms used in political science and history, and applying knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots and affixes to draw inferences concerning the meaning of scientific and mathematical terminology. Students conduct in depth analyses of recurrent themes in historically and culturally significant literature. Additionally, they write fictional, autobiographical, and biographical narratives, responses to literature, reflective compositions, and investigative reports.

Semester 1

Unit 1: Foundations and Encounters
Texts from Early American Literature

Unit 2: Building a Democracy
Texts from the Revolutionary Period

Unit 3: The Individual and Society
Texts from the American Renaissance

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 4: Quests for Freedom
Texts from the Civil War and its Aftermath

Unit 5: America Transformed
Texts from the Age of Realism

Unit 6: Modern and Contemporary Voices
Texts from the Modern Period to Today

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