COURSE DESCRIPTION – Year B
This course gives students the essential skills and information needed to meet their requirements for English Literature, Writing, World History, and Geography. The history portion of this course covers Medieval world history and weaves together Church history and world history. The text has short, interesting readings that cover history from the Early Church through the Middle Ages and ends with Guttenberg’s invention of the printing press which ushered in the new era of the Renaissance. All of the literature for this course also takes place during this time period in history to help them gain a deeper understanding in both subjects. The literature selections can be counted as a British Literature English course. Students respond in class with stimulating research projects as well as engaging activities. This course also includes mapping exercises to meet Geography requirements. The textbook and literature selections are at a lower reading level and all have audiobooks available to support students with various learning differences. For the writing portion of this course, students will work through the Essentials in Writing curriculum at their level. The instructor will provide instruction, support, and opportunities for peer-editing in class.