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Foundations Course Description
As a student in this required tenth grade literature class, you will read some important “foundations” -- literary texts important to understanding who we are collectively and individually. You will use these texts to improve your analytical reading and writing skills, and you will strive for close readings using annotations. Your job will be to actively read the varied texts and find the common themes to explore.
Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Othello, and/or The Taming of the Shrew
Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac
Patricia Highsmith stories
Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun
Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Core Topics: How do these themes form identity?
Secrecy and Deception
Power and Corruption
Cruelty and Compassion
Pride and Ambition
Violence and Hate
Let’s have a positive and productive semester! Please do not hesitate to see me for extra help during 4-2 or by appointment.