Curriculum

Electives

American Literature

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

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Detailed Course Description

Students 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)