American Literature Description: In this class we will study writings and authors in the following periods of American History: Colonial, Revolutionary, Romanticism, Regionalism and Realism. As time allows, we may consider Modern and Post-Modern works as well as the American Musical. We will review the terms of literature, styles of literature, and purposes of literature while connecting these components with the events and development of US History. Along with reading assignments, students will have research projects and written essays/papers. Class periods will focus on discussion and evaluation; most of the preparation and assignments will need to be completed during the week outside of class time. [Students desiring Honors credit will complete specific additional assignments; these will require additional time so summer reading is recommended. Please indicate interest to Mrs. Hale/Mrs. Johns before June 1 to receive the reading list.] ** This course will be loosely linked with American History also being offered at Aretè. Tuition: $40/month Supply Fee: $30 Texts: Classic American works and novels- specifics will be given in August Student will need a flashdrive/memory stick for study guides. Min./Max: Min 5/ Max 12 Instructor: Wendy B. Hale Contact: [email protected] Mrs. Hale has a BA in English from Mary Washington College, Summa Cum Laude. She was an English Instructor for Spotsylvania County Schools from 1988-1995. Mrs. Hale has taught her own four children at home since 2000 and partnered with Arete Christian Academy as a board member, parent, and a tutor since its founding in 2006.