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Integrated Humanities: Early Modern World (1400-1900)

Integrated Humanities: Early Modern World (1400-1900)
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09/06/2021 - 05/14/2022
Full Year
3.0 credits in Humanities
Grades 10-12

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About the course

A historical, literary, and theological survey of works from six countries. The purpose of this course is to train students to become skilled and articulate thinkers and writers. Within the context of a regard for truth and a commitment to the imitation of Christ, students are challenged to hone their skills in logic, analysis, research, and eloquence in writing and discussion. They will learn how to write about both nonfiction and fiction. Students will be assigned weekly reading, videos, and relevant reading questions for class discussion. Two 500 word essays are assigned per quarter. Grades are given for first and final drafts and require one teacher conference per essay.

The goals of the course are to develop increasingly independent readers and competent analytical writers. During the year, students will also write creatively, formulating a dialogue, an original Shakespearean sonnet, and their own satire.

Course Objectives:

  1. Move effectively through the stages of the writing process, with careful attention to inquiry and research, drafting, revising, editing, and review.
  2. Recognize and use a range of diction from casual to formal, effectively employing a varied and discerning vocabulary.
  3. Implement clear organization and development in both informal and formal writing.
  4. Learn and master the revision process using peer review and teacher conferences.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of citing primary and secondary source material using MLA standards.
  6. Consider each work’s structure, style, theme, and purpose.



Sample Lesson

About the teacher

Christine Norvell Christine holds a B.A. in English Education from Oral Roberts University and a Masters in Humanities from Faulkner University. She has taught middle school and high school English in public, classical, and homeschool worlds for 18 years.