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This course explores timeless texts of American literature through short fiction, literary non-fiction, novel, drama, poetry, film, and lecture. Students will produce analysis essays, short films, app-based projects, Socratic Seminars, and research projects as they develop essential skills in research, critical thinking, close reading, and analytical writing. Texts may include, in whole or in part: Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, Bradley’s Flags of our Fathers, Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, and Miller’s Crucible. This honors class will build on the Toulmin model of argument, teaching students to develop credible claims with clear, logical detail and sophisticated explanation. In alignment with the Common Core Standards, this course teaches students to close-read and annotate complex, higher-level texts. Students who wish to pursue Advanced Placement courses should take this course.