In this eleventh-grade English course, students will learn about American literature by studying selections from the play The Crucible, reading the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, writing a research book report, and completing writing assignments that contrast historical and fictitious events described in literature. Students will also be studying Latin and Greek terms, developing their vocabulary, and enhancing their writing skills. This is the first course in a two-part Eleventh-Grade English series (ENGL 051 and ENGL 053).
The Crucible and To Kill a Mockingbird may be available at a local library or bookstore.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: What Came Before
Lesson 2: The Best of Intentions
Lesson 3: The Devil is in the Details
Lesson 4: Pivot Points
Lesson 5: Illusion Vs. Reality
Lesson 6: Integrity of the Mind
Lesson 7: Modern American Transcendentalism: The Beat Generation
Lesson 8: Origins of Fear in Literature
Lesson 9: Fear of the Unknown
Lesson 10: The Great American Novel
Lesson 11: Examples of Courage
Lesson 12: No Run-Of-The-Mill Man
Lesson 13: "Most people are [nice], Scout, when you finally see them."