1st Quarter Over view: During the first quarter, students will explore what it means to be an individual making courageous choices. They will examine narrative structure through reading and writing narratives in a variety of genres, such as short stories, poems, journal entries, non-fiction narratives, etc.
2nd Quarter Overview: In this unit, students will focus on using informational text to explore how immigrants have impacted America, examine the immigrant experiences of others, and search for their own family’s heritage. Students may engage in short research projects in this unit or in Unit 3.
3rd Quarter Overview: Through informational and argumentative reading and writing, students will explore the evolution of technology and its impact on society. Special attention will be paid to the influence technology has on communication.
4th Quarter Overview: This unit examines the various foundations of Western literature. Emphasis is placed on Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Students will read narrative and informational text to examine the relationship between myths and the traditions of their cultures of origin. Students may engage in short research projects in this unit or in Unit 2.