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Welcome to Mrs. Rich's website! Below you will find the classes I teach and a brief course description of each. 
American Literature
In this course, students will focus on responding to, through writing and discussion, American ideals throughout the country's history and how those ideals are specifically represented in literature. Students will develop their writing through effective textual use and rhetorical/literary analysis.

Reading Selections:
  • Non-fiction selection from a variety of sources (first trimester)
  • Excerpts of Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Things They Carry by Tim O'Brien
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Other Possible Materials: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, The Color Purple, The Grapes of Wrath, The Scarlet Letter, Death of a Salesman 
  • One Independent Novel (student choice from teacher list)
  • A selection of articles, student researched, in preparation for a research paper. 
** For the syllabus and assignment due dates, please refer to the 
World Studies
This course is designed to foster critical thinking around the modern world by investigating how past and current situations have shaped cultures and societies around the globe. This year we will examine 4 topics: The United Nations, Congo, China, and Mexico. 

**For your class calendar, slideshows, assignments, etc. please visit the 
Electives
Psychology (Trimester 3):
In this course, students will explore some of the basic concepts of psychology and how they apply to our daily lives. Students will develop an understanding of the material through reading, presentation, essay writing, and chapter quizzes.