Students begin the year studying British literature to gain an understanding of classic influences and a create a basis in historical fact to help explain differences in cultures that share a language. Then; the course moves into reading contemporary novels which explore the reality of the American Dream and modern journeys in America. Novels focus on Latin American and Native American authors; however; short stories; poems; and non-fiction texts cover a variety of journeys and narratives written by authors living in our modern world. Texts are mostly drawn from the 1960s through the present with supplemental readings that provide historical context in America and immigrant countries.
Unit 1: British Music and Poetry
Unit 2: Macbeth
Unit 3: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Unit 4: A Lifetime of Change: A Puerto Rican in New York
Unit 5: Evolution of a Dream through Contemporary Literature
Unit 6: The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Unit 7: Deciding on the Dream
Unit 8: Many Americas
Unit 9: Review: What does contemporary literature mean to you?
School countryUnited States
High schoolPhoenix Collegeegiate Academy High
School / district Address4445 S. 12th St.
School zip code85040
Requested competency codeEnglish
Approved competency code
- 4 years of English