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Summer 6-2017


IB Language and Literature Introduction: The Foundations of Western Culture is an introductory International Baccalaureate unit focused on building a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding through the origins of the western cannon. Many students face difficulty making complex connections across various text forms and miss a wealth of deeper meaning due to their limited exposure to literature. This unit aims to bridge the gap in understanding and knowledge so that students begin to see that all literature in the west is rooted in these ancient texts in one way or another, whether it is through the use of biblical allusions or a play on the classic hero's journey. The formative assessments are designed to build students up to the three final tasks, one of which is a creative writing project from the IB curriculum.

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