Course ID: 01003AU15LR
Credits: 0
Term: Summer 2015 - Term 1 (Summer Learning Recovery)

Course Description:

“Extra, extra, read all about it!”  It’s all right here in black and white, in the pages of The Virtual Times newspaper.  Published at key periods in our American history, The Virtual Times takes us right into the action.  The writing is clear and concise.  The stories and opinions give us perspective.  The sports and entertainment sections give us the color and flavor of the times.
In English III, the writing and insights of authors throughout our history are collected in the fast-paced pages of The Virtual Times.  You’ll gain an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written.  You’ll discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences.
You’ll also be asked to observe, investigate and report on stories of today.  The goal is to be thorough, accurate and compelling in your writing.  Perhaps in times to come, people will want to read what you thought and wrote.

This learning recovery course allows students to pretest and identify specific content areas within the course to complete with the support of the teacher. Entire course is offered online and does not require the student to attend the class in person. A two week extension is available for students who may require more flexibility to complete the program. It is the responsibility of the student to determine their school’s acceptance of VTVLC credit for credit recovery. Refunds will only be granted PRIOR to the course start date of 6/29/15. Partner school students receive a 15% discount for the six week session. Payment must be received prior to the start of class.

Topics & Concepts:

Major Topics and Concepts:

  • Age of Discovery (Explorers, Native Americans)
  • Settling of early America
  • Declaration of Independence
  • American Revolution
  • Slavery (Slave Narratives)
  • Civil War
  • Journal Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Declaration Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Realism
  • Local Color
  • Cowboys of the Old West
  • Civil Rights
  • Vietnam War
  • Analyzing Writing Styles
  • Essay Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Speech Writing
  • Analyzing Poetry and Music
  • Article Writing
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Slander
  • Libel
  • Techniques of Persuasion
  • Note Taking
  • Satire
  • Irony

Offerings and courses subject to change. Please refer to the VTVLC Student Information System as the most up-to-date resource of current offerings and required materials for courses.