English Studies 12
English Studies 12 Course Overview
The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world.
Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.
The examination of First Peoples cultures and lived experiences through text builds understanding of Canadians’ responsibilities in relation to Reconciliation.
As Thomas King says, "The truth about stories is that that's all we are". Inspired by this, we will be exploring stories of self, culture, and place. The collection of voices in this course are diverse and mostly Canadian. We will be critically reading, listening, and analyzing a variety of texts (essays, poetry, podcasts, documentaries, one play and two novels).
Where does this course fit?
- Prerequisites:English 11 (completion of 4 credits)
- Graduation Status:This course is required for a diploma of graduation.
Course Materials(all materials are available through the VLN library)
- Pik-Shuen Fung - Ghost Forest
- David Chariandy – Brother
- Drew Hayden Taylor – Cottagers and Indians
annotated reading, discussion boards, TedTalk, narrative essay, poetry analysis, creative writing, podcast
annotated reading, discussion boards, PowerPoint presentation, documentaries, videos, journal reflections, literary analysis essay
documentary, discussion boards, Venn diagram analysis, sensory writing, concrete poetry analysis, synthesis essay
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
Final Project or Exam
You have up to a year to complete your course.