This foundational course helps students develop reading and writing skills, think critically, and express themselves effectively. Students will learn how to conduct research and organize and present information. They will also learn new vocabulary, review grammatical concepts, and write several papers. This is the first course in a two-part Ninth-Grade English series (ENGL 041 and ENGL 043). This course also encompasses Common Core content.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: "If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you..."
Unit 2: "If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master..."
Unit 3: "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster..."
Unit 4: "If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew..."
Unit 5: "And so hold on when there is nothing in you..."
Unit 6: "If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you..."
Unit 7: "Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it..."