Welcome to ENG 2D!
I'm looking forward to teaching you in September. Please take the time to explore our class webpage. Make sure to consult it regularly so that you're aware of what's going on in the course.
This term, we will read a variety of literary texts, which are rooted in their historical contexts (e.g., the Roman Republic, Stalin's Soviet Union, the Holocaust) but also explore universal themes (e.g., revolting against a dictator, having a revolution fall into dictatorship).
Together, we'll read George Orwell's Animal Farm. During this unit, we will practice writing fables and explore propaganda techniques.
Then, in the next unit, we will explore William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. During this unit, we'll look at the elements of a tragedy and write a news report on a famous assassination.
Finally, in our last unit, we will view, research, and analyze Great Speeches in History. For this unit, students will research and deliver an oral presentation on a famous speech.
During the term, you will also be working on an Independent Study Unit. For this unit, you will read either Art Spiegelman's Maus II or Elie Wiesel's Night. This assignment will be introduced early in the term.