English 12 A/B - British Literature

Learning Outcomes

English 12

English 12 is a British literature survey course. Students will examine both nonfiction and fiction texts written in England, examining how the environment of the authors influenced what they wrote. Throughout the course, students will learn about the geographical, political, religious, and other elements that affected the authors and what they wrote. Students will look at the influence on different genres of literature including: poetry, prose, plays, essays, etc.

Students will think about these essential questions as they continue through the course:
1. What is the relationship between literature and place?
2. How does literature shape or reflect society? How does society shape or reflect literature?
3. What is the relationship of the writer to tradition?

These essential questions as well as the central motif will be revisited throughout the course.
 

English 12 A

English 12A students will examine the following literary movements and genres in England:

--Old English Epic
--Medieval Poetry
--Renaissance Poetry and Drama
--17th & 18th Century Poetry, Non-Fiction, and Fiction

English 12 B

English 12B students will examine the following literary movements and genres in England:

--Romantic Poetry and Fiction
--Victorian Poetry and Fiction
--Modern and Postmodern Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

All courses are written to California Department of Education
standards and to national standards, as applicable.