Language Arts 10
The structure of this course is a journey through the literature of the world. Moving from region to region, we will explore deeply the themes and structure of the writing. It is a chance to step outside of the norm and see the world through the eyes of other places, times, histories, and cultures.
Why does this matter? From Alaska oil prices falling as a result of competition with Venezuelan oil, unregulated pollution in Chinese cities contributing to a loss of sea ice and rising sea levels that result in relocation of Alaskan communities, political conflicts in the Middle East that leave Alaskan families without their military family members for extended periods of time, or Russian and American policies facing off regarding fishing rights in the Bering Sea - we live in a global world. What happens other places affects us directly. Learning about the world view of these regions through their literature provides us insight and more opportunities to construct bridges and find common ground.
Units of Study
Module 1 - Latin America
Module 2 - Asia
Module 3 - Russia
Module 4 - Middle East & Africa
This class uses the AK Dept. of Education's Standards for English/Language Arts.
There are 5 categories:
Each quarter students will study a different genre of writing.
Quarterly Writing Assessments