Political Literature & Composition
Political Literature & Composition is a one-credit high school English course where students will enjoy reading, writing, and discussing works related to political discussion in the world.
Students will learn to work with original documents from authors from Russia, English, India, and The United States and learn to write a Deliberative essay.
This excellent course will further develop and hone student’s critical thinking and writing skills and prepare them well for college and adult thinking, writing, and reasoning!
- Lost Tools of Writing, Level Three: workbook (published by Circe Institute) https://circeinstitute.org/product/ltw-3-workbook/
- Four literature novels:
Animal Farm By George Orwell;
The Crucible by Arthur Miller;
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury;
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Political Literature & Composition is a half-credit high school English course where students will enjoy reading, writing, and discussing works related to political discussion in the world.
Students will learn to work with original documents from well-known literary authors who have made a large impact in the world of political commentary and learn to write a deliberative essay.
A deliberative essay is a form of persuasive writing students can use to help form their views on a basis of truth, support their ideas with facts and evidence, and present to others in a well-thought-out manner of discussion or debate.
Incorporating these forms of writing into political literature presents the students with real-world applications they will face and discuss throughout their lives.
Students will work to form their own addresses to present to their class, furthering their writing, reading, and public speaking skills.
As students engage in discussion of classic works related to political discussion from authors such as George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Miller, and Kurt Vonnegut, they will gain a greater understanding of the world, our history, and ideas for the future.
This is an excellent course to further develop and hone student’s critical thinking and writing skills. It will prepare them well for college and adult thinking, comprehensive writing, and logical reasoning as they engage with the teacher and other students through engaging in the literature.