Why do people do what they do? English IV you will give you a front row seat to study of the motives that have driven people's actions for centuries. Along the way you will encounter epic heroes defying danger, tormented minds succumbing to the power of greed and ambition, enlightened thinkers striving for individual rights and freedoms, sensitive souls attempting to capture human emotion, and determined debaters taking a stand on critical issues. You will read to analyze the way language is used to express human motivation and research to examine the results of actions in the real world. The lessons in each module will give you the tools you need to gain insights from what you read and to use your knowledge in creative and analytical writing.
Semester 2 resonates expressions of hope, love, loss, justice, and freedom. These ideas are explored in mediums ranging from poetic contemplation to political conversation. You will read and analyze the words of poets, writers, and politicians to understand the ideas they express and identify the tools they use to communicate with an audience. You will have the opportunity to use those tools in your own creative expression. With so much information available, sometimes it is hard to decide where you stand on important issues. You will explore different ways information is presented in order to influence your way of thinking. Which strategy will you find more compelling, proof or satire?
You will need the following items to complete this course:
These items are not required, but good to know about and use!
This course requires a lot of writing and students will be required to edit drafts and submit both drafts as well as final versions. Please be sure to save all your writing work in a separate folder on your laptop or computer.
Note: This course is not designed for ELL (English Language Learners) students. ELL students may enroll in this course ONLY if they have adequate mentor support at their home school and are able to fulfill all course requirements.
Module 3: Expressions
Module 4: Proof Or Satire