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American Literature Part One: Age of Exploration through Reconstruction with Jackie de Laveaga (American, Modern, Survey)
Recorded course taught by Jackie de Laveaga High School American Literature
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Instructor Access (optional grading support) for Unlimited Access families is available for this course!

NOTICE: This is an older course recorded with Adobe Connect and/or Vimeo recordings. We are currently working to replace the recordings with new Zoom recordings.  Please don't hesitate to email us at homeschoolconnections@gmail.com with any questions.

How to get the most out of American Literature: Part One 

with Jackie de Laveaga:

  • Read assigned literature prior to viewing each recorded class.

  • Bring a notebook, your novel, and any shorter works assigned to each class meeting.

  • Participate in the discussions by reading the posts of other students and writing a response and showing it to a parent.

  • Do the assignments, quizzes, and any extra work assigned for that week.

 

This is Part One of a two-part course (12 weeks of classes). 

 

Total Classes: 12

Duration: 55 minutes

 

Prerequisite: No class prerequisite. Students should have the basic paragraph and essay writing skills. Your student will need Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th-12th

Suggested Credit: 1 full semester American Literature

 

Instructor: Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.

Course Description: American Literature Part Part One: Age of Exploration through Reconstructionis a survey course in American Literature covering works written by and about Americans from early exploration through post-Civil War. This course will align with HSC's American History: Part One.

 

 Course Materials: Full length works (unabridged) required for student purchase:

  1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (any unabridged edition)

  2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Ignatius Press Edition).

    • ISBN-10: 9781586172961
  3. From Slave to Priest: The Inspirational Story of Father Augustine Tolton by Caroline Hemesath, Ignatius Press (2010).
  4. Various short works including poetry, short fiction, and prose will be provided free as PDF files.

 

Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Approximately 2-3 hours of homework per week. Optional author project.

 

 If you have any questions please contact us at homeschoolconnections@gmail.com.

©2018 Homeschool Connections and Jackie de Laveaga. All rights reserved. This course is designed by Jackie de Laveaga.

  • This material is only to be used for its intended purpose by active subscribers of Homeschool Connections. Any other use without explicit permission is in violation of the seventh commandment (yes, the 7th commandment) and in violation of US and International copyright laws. 

  • You may print or download to local hard disk extracts for your personal homeschool and non-commercial use only. This is not to be used for homeschool co-ops without express written permission from Homeschool Connections.

Course name
American Literature Part One: Age of Exploration through Reconstruction with Jackie de Laveaga (American, Modern, Survey)
Instructor
Jackie de Laveaga
Semester
Recorded
Category
Literature ➤ American Literature
Grade level
High School
Course type
Recorded, free with subscription
Start time
September 12th, 2018 at 12:00 AM ET
Relative due dates
Relative due dates are disabled for this course.

About Jackie de Laveaga

Mrs. de Laveaga holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education and a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Language Arts Instruction.

Her career includes teaching both synchronous and asynchronous courses for students in middle school and high school in writing, humanities, literature, and journalism.

Mrs. de Laveaga co-led a community college writing portfolio program, taught accelerated college composition and literature courses, and developed an online journalism course program which included developing a student newspaper website for high school students. She is the creator and developer of the Homeschool Connections Four-year Grade School Project-Based Unit Study. 

Mrs. de Laveaga has produced community Shakespeare plays with multi-aged groups. She loves homeschooling and learning with her own family (two college-graduated and married, one in college, and two more at home). Her hobbies include hiking, camping, backpacking, and traveling; book clubs; and drinking excellent coffee. Mrs. de Laveaga lives with her husband and family in Arizona.

Click here for more info about Jackie de Laveaga!

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