This two-semester, one-credit course gives high school students a thorough background in American literature and develops their skills in essay writing. All writing assignments are based on great works of literature. Students should expect to plan, draft, or revise part of an essay each week. At the conclusion of each semester, students will give a brief presentation on one of their essays for Defense Day.
Image: Reenactment of the battle of Shiloh, (c) Sue Hughbanks 2006