Grade 13 - Electives

American Literature (Credit: 0.50)

Discover America all over again with literature written throughout its short history. During this five-unit study, students will explore writings from authors who chronicled the growth and recorded the emotions that reflect the spirit of America. As a part of a complete learning management system, American Literature is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

Students explore the history, culture, and the passion of America through this interactive Ignitia literature course that features the writings of key colonial figures, romantic poets, the naturalists, and writers from the modern and post-modern age. A number of literary forms are interspersed throughout the course including essays, novels, poetry, and even spirituals passed down by the slaves. Students will examine not only the genres, the movements that fueled literature in this country. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia American Literature enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • Early American Literature 1600-1800
  • The Romantic Period 1800-1855
  • War and Reconciliation 1855-1915
  • The Modern Age 1915-1946
  • From Modern to Postmodern
  • 1946-Present