In this course, students will explore why people actually seem to enjoy being frightened. Through literature (poetry, short stories, novels), movies and television, the class will investigate the history of horror as a genre.
Please note: This is an English course. The course consists of an overview of literature featuring ghosts.
Kinds of Assignments:
* discussions and other postings in response to readings, writings and research;
* a short story about angels and demons written by you;
* vocabulary and vocabulary quizzes
* a novel group project
* a movie essay or critique
*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*
Please note this course contains a final exam that will require the student to identify in advance an appropriate location as well as an adult proctor for the exam.
- Write precisely and fluently using conventions of Standard American English in order to express ideas clearly and effectively.
- Develop analysis skills and use reasoned and logical discourse in discussing opinions and ideas.
- Recognize characteristics of literary periods and genres and the influence of society on views.
- Develop strong collaborative work skills.
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Gifted and Talented Middle School,High School
F17, F18, SP18, SP19
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MA NCES Code:
AdvancED, Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356), Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools