English 10 Honors Syllabus

English 10 Honors Syllabus

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English 10 Honors Syllabus Hendrick Hudson

Quarter #2 – This syllabus is tentative…

Theme Focus: Identity & Power

Essential Questions:
• What external factors affect the development of one’s identity? How do we define who we are?
• How do these factors cause conflict between the individual and his or her environment?
• What can you learn about yourself by studying the lives of others?
• In a culture where we are bombarded with other people trying to define us, how do we make decisions for ourselves?
• What is power? What influence does it have on society?
• Power can be physical, intellectual, economical, or emotional. How is power a driving force? What kinds of power are there? How is power used?

Major Works of Fiction: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Othello by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Classic or Contemporary Selection by the Student

Secondary Readings:

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR/goodman.html

“I Know My Soul” by Claude McKay
http://www.ctadams.com/claudemckay9.html

“Mirror” by Sylvia Plath
http://hurd.gnufans.org/~ilse/lit/plath.htm

“Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost
http://www.internal.org/view_poem.phtml?poemID=119

“Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell
http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/O/OrwellGeorge/essay/shootingelephant.html

“Fat” by Raymond Carver

“The Young Ones, Flip Side” by James A. Emmanuel

TBA- Other readings will be added at the teacher’s discretion…
English 10 Honors Syllabus Hendrick Hudson

Quarter #2 – This syllabus is tentative…

Theme Focus: Identity & Power

Essential Questions:
• What external factors affect the development of one’s identity? How do we define who we are?
• How do these factors cause conflict between the...