English 12

Guilford High School - British Literature

General Information:

  • Course Syllabus here

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Q1 - Self in Society

Writing: Personal Statement

  • How can we create a self-description (profile) that influences others see us in the best possible light?

    • Utilize literary devices in a personal statement to create a "hire-worthy" personal statement.

Literature: Early British Literature

  • Defining British Literature, "Hero"

  • Anglo-Saxon Literature

  • Beowulf

Speaking: Voice Speech

  • Using your voice to convey meaning

  • Performing a pre-written speech

Q2 - Culture and Development

Writing: Comparison-Contrast

  • Effective Comparison/Contrast of two concepts/objects

  • Using the Writing Process to produce high-quality, effective exposition while making an argument

Literature: Middle Ages British Literature

  • Definining Middles Ages Literature, "Honor"

  • Canterbury Tales - Prologue, Wife of Bath's Tale, Pardonner's Tale

  • Robin Hood

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Speaking: Story-Telling Speech

  • Using the body to convey meaning

  • Performing a cultural story to engage an audience

Q3 - Working with communities

Literature: Renaissance British Literature

  • Defining Renaissance Literature, revisit Hero & Honor

  • Shakespeare Sonnets

  • Macbeth

  • Reading and Writing Literary Criticism

  • Socratic Seminar

Speaking: Demonstration Video

  • Incorporating technology into a presentation

  • Effective communication of information to a specific audience

Writing: Critique

  • Analyzing a video performance

  • Writing a good critique and analysis of a video performance

Q4 - Self within society

Writing: Reflection

  • Reflect on school years

  • Set personal goals

  • Effective communication of personal reflections

Speaking: British Authors 1660-1960

  • Revisit definition of British Literature

  • Independent Study, Author Presentation Project

Literature: George Orwell's 1984

  • Deep analysis of societal impacts ON the individual

  • Reflecting on social impacts OF the individual