Explore the dark side of human nature in English 12. We will consider revenge, madness, and evil as powerful forces in human history. We will select content that is challenging and will push each student to become better at thinking deeply about texts. Current content ideas include: Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now, and Othello. We will also practice the skills that are essential for succeeding on the provincial exam such as comprehension, comparison, and timed essay writing.
Your Teacher – Curtis LeBlanc
Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Good for Nothing (Anstruther Press, 2017) and Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him performing his songs or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10 – 12
What are the dates?
Term 1: September 7 – January 26
What ages is it appropriate for?
15 – 17
What credits can be earned?