Write | Discuss | Revise: The American Revolution 9-10 is a content-based writing course for advanced ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in American History. The course meets weekly over Zoom for eight weeks, and each class is seventy-five minutes. There will be four to ten students in each class section.
Each week students read and discuss a section of The American Revolution: A History, a concise account of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood, a Pulitzer Prize winning professor of history at Brown University. Students are free to accept or reject the views of Professor Wood, a prominent mainstream academic historian. The course does not promote a particular ideology about the American Revolution or the founding of the United States.
Each class also includes writing instruction. Students practice writing clear sentences, paragraphs, and multi-paragraph essays in the context of writing about the American Revolution.
Students write a one to two-page paper each week. Classes meet on Mondays. Each student meets with the instructor over Zoom for a 10-minute individual writing conference during the week to discuss drafts and plan revisions. Final papers are due before class on Mondays.
Course Text: The American Revolution: A History, by Gordon S. Wood, Modern Library, 2003
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