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ENGLISH 3 – High School

The English 3 students are studying World Civilizations & Literature which coincides with their World History course this year. Our first unit was Ancient Texts. We began by reading The Epic of Gilgamesh and discussing the cultures of Ancient Sumer and Mesopotamia. From there, we shifted our focus to Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Students recently finished studying Homer’s Odyssey. In Humanities, the students began by honing their vocabulary skills with Wordly Wise practice activities and tests. Their first major assignment was a literary analysis essay based on Gilgamesh. Students are now completing their Writer’s Eye creative pieces.  

ENGLISH 2 – Junior High School

The English 2 students are studying World Civilizations & Literature which coincides with their World History course this year. Our first unit was Ancient Texts. We began by reading The Epic of Gilgamesh and discussing the cultures of Ancient Sumer and Mesopotamia. From there, we shifted our focus to Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Students recently finished studying Homer’s Iliad and the stories that surround the Trojan War. In Humanities, the students began by honing their vocabulary skills with Wordly Wise practice activities and tests. Their first major assignment was to write an epic story following the same format and elements as Gilgamesh. Students are now completing their Writer’s Eye creative pieces.

ENGLISH 1 – Middle School

The English 1 students are studying World Cultures which coincides with their Geography course this year. Our first unit was Ancient Civilizations. We began the year with The Epic of Gilgamesh and discussing the cultures of Ancient Sumer and Mesopotamia. From there, we shifted our focus to Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Students recently finished reading The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin (based on Homer’s Odyssey). In Humanities, the students began by honing their vocabulary skills with Wordly Wise practice activities and tests. Their first major assignment was to create a unique, ancient civilization and write a story or myth about it. Students are now completing their Writer’s Eye creative pieces.