English 2 complements the Social Studies Department's World History class by exploring universal themes evident in pieces from world literature. Students are exposed to a selection of great classics from the ancients to the twentieth century, concentrating on the most renowned works from every culture and genre. Students will study vocabulary, grammar, and composition to construct a variety of written and oral pieces. The required research paper and speech assignments provide practice in research methods and documentation, MLA compliance, self-expression, and organization skills.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous grade level English
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Mr. Ewart has been teaching English since 1999 when he went to South Korea to teach ESL. James has a BA in Psychology (Human Development) from DePaul University and a MA in English Literature from SJSU. From 2005 until 2016, Mr. Ewart taught College Academic Writing at Broward College, MDC, and Nova Southeastern University.
Randy Shapiro, a veteran English teacher, holds certification in K-12 Special Education from Boston University as well as an MA in Educational Leadership from Lesley College. This is her tenth year at American Heritage, and she has been in education as a teacher, principal, and Special Education Director for 30 years.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.