American Literature

American LiteratureStudents explore the history, culture, and the passion of America through this interactive Ignitia literature course that features the writings of key colonial figures, romantic poets, the naturalists, and writers from the modern and post-modern age. A number of literary forms are interspersed throughout the course including essays, novels, poetry, and even spirituals passed down by the slaves. Students will examine not only the genres, the movements that fueled literature in this country. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia American Literature enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:

• Early American Literature 1600-1800
• The Romantic Period 1800-1855
• War and Reconciliation 1855-1915
• The Modern Age 1915-1946
• From Modern to Postmodern 1946-Present

Offered to Grades 7-12: 0.5 Credit (Semester or Summer Term)

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AdvancED Accreditation

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Anytime Learning

Anytime Learning

We take the classroom to wherever you may be, regardless of timezone, provided a reliable internet connection is available. Lessons can also be printed to be completed offline.
Anytime Enrollment

Anytime Enrollment

Students can enroll at any time during the year and counselors will work to align the coursework to match up to previously completed work from the other school.
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Christian Worldview

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