Welcome and Course Description
Friday, August 30, 2013
Hello and welcome to 10th Grade English A! I hope your summers were restful as well as exhilarating, and I am extemely excited to start working with you all. Below you will find a description of what we will be studying during the first semester of school.
To begin, this course will take a historical appoach to the American short story from Romanticism to Modernism, concentrationg on authors such as Washington Irving, Egar Allan Poe, Fredrick Douglas, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker. We will explore the lavish culture and lifestyle of the Roaring Twenties through the lens of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and will summarize by taking a whirwind tour of the major world religions.