Junior

The junior year American Justice block is a year-long course designed to engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of topics related to American social justice issues from historical and literary perspectives. Through the close reading of selected primary documents, case studies, canonical literature, and non-fiction, students deepen their understanding of political science and American literature as it relates to social justice. Guest speakers, field experiences, and real world applications provide students with practical knowledge and experience.

As they explore the issues, students participate in active discussions and independent inquiry, using the accepted language related to the study of literature and political science. Integrated into this study are experiences in effective public speaking, group discussion, debate, and leadership. Students are challenged to critically and creatively compose works of analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and original research.

Students will earn credit in AP Language/Composition, Law Education, Advanced Speech, The History of American Social Movements, Special Topics: Social Justice, Debate, and Community Service.