Course Description and Welcome
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Hello and welcome to 10th Grade English A! I hope you all had a restful holiday break.
This course will take a historical approach to the American short story from Romanticism to Modernism, concentrating on authors such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Fredrick Douglas, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker. To follow, we will take a whirlwind tour of the major Eastern religions and explore them through artistic assignments. We will summarize the semester by examining the lavish culture and lifestyle of the Roaring Twenties through the lens of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.