This year in English 8, we will be searching for the answer to "What is the Greater Good?" We will be thinking about how setting, history, literature, and growing up lead to a less selfish view of the world. I want students to discover how they play a role in the greater good and how they can discover themselves and their role through literature.
Unit 1: Urban Settings in America: It Happened in the City-In this unit we will be looking to discover how settings shape our world view and if that world view is truly accurate. Is the Urban as "bad" as it is portrayed? What is beneficial about Urban settings. How is this portrayed in literature and different forms of media?