American Literature II
(Reconstruction to 21st Century)
Students in this course will focus on American Literature from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction through modern times. Units will include Civil Rights, The Great Depression, Women’s Rights, and the American Dream. Students will examine literature from John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arthur Miller, and many more. Assessment will be based on quizzes, tests, analytical and persuasive writing, class discussions and oral presentations. Meeting the common core standards of reading, writing, speaking, and listening will be addressed as well as preparation for the ACTs.
READING LIST (MAY OR MAY NOT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING):
- Death of a Salesman
- The Help
- The Great Gatsby