Welcome to 12th Grade English!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Welcome to 12th Grade English: Where We Ask the BIG Questions
“Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.”
Who am I? Do I have free will? How should I live my life? Why do we exist?
This semester will be an exploration of life’s meaning. From college admissions essays, which ask for you to define yourself and your intended future meaning, to the philosophic and literary underpinnings of the Existential movement, to the contemporary literature and current events that imbue this movement, we will explore the fundamental questions of the modern era: those of identity and purpose. Through a discussion-circle format that will challenge you to push one another beyond the usual teacher-student dialogue, as well as taking on challenging philosophic texts and their literary counterparts, you will get a taste of what college courses are like. By ensuring that we make these turn-of-the-century ideas current, you will turn a critical eye to our society’s most pressing questions and issues and begin to define your role in it all. Get ready for a reflective, thought-provoking semester!
Faculty: Megan Rich, Humanities Teacher
Class Dates: September 6th, 2012-December 20, 2012
Curriculum Area: Humanities
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