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American Literature Part Two: Reconstruction through Present Day with Jackie de Laveaga (American)
Recorded course taught by Jackie de Laveaga High School American Literature
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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 Two

with Jackie de Laveaga:

  1. Read assigned literature prior to watching each class meeting.
  2. Have a notebook, your novel, and any shorter works assigned with you while you watch each recording.
  3. Do the assignments, quizzes, and any extra work assigned for that week

 

This is Part Two of a two-part course (12 weeks of classes). Take American Literature Part One to receive one full year of high school credit.

Total Classes: 13

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: No class prerequisite. Students should have the basic paragraph and essay writing skills. 

Suggested Grade Level: 9th-12th

Suggested Credit: 1 semester (This is a two-part course; take American Literature Part One to receive one full year of credit.)

 

Instructor: Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.

 

Course Description: American Literature Part Two: Reconstruction through Present Day is a survey course in American Literature covering works written by and about Americans from Post Civil War Reconstruction to modern times. Class meetings will use both lecture and Socratic discussion to engage students in both the history and the art of American Literature.

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

  1. The Sea Wolf by Jack London

  2. The Virginian by Owen Wister

  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  4. Various short works including poetry, short fiction, and prose will be provided for free as PDF files.

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

©2019 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. 

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Course name
American Literature Part Two: Reconstruction through Present Day with Jackie de Laveaga (American)
Instructor
Jackie de Laveaga
Semester
Recorded
Category
Literature ➤ American Literature
Grade level
High School
Course type
Recorded, free with subscription
Start time
January 9th, 2019 at 12:00 AM ET
End time
February 9th, 2025 at 6:47 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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