Year 2 Rhetoric History is a hybrid class for rhetoric and honors students that explores the Middle Ages from Byzantium to the New World. Each week, assignments for both rhetoric and honors students will be posted, and students simply complete the appropriate assignments before coming together to discuss their work. Honors students read all Tapestry core and in-depth reading assignments each week, while rhetoric students read a pared-down selection.
This Socratic discussion course is based on the Tapestry of Grace Year 2 History curriculum, but also may include review games, student presentations, geography, debates, quizzes, forum participation, etc.
Age: Minimum age 14. Recommended for 9th - 12th graders.
Students will study elements of style, rhythm, mechanics, structure, and content in a variety of genres. For each genre covered, students will receive instruction, collaborate with classmates online, submit drafts to their instructor, and receive personalized feedback on ways to improve their writing.
Because students will be required to use assigned writing prompts with topics from the Tapestry history component, students are required to either be enrolled in one of our Year 2 History classes, or studying Year 2 Tapestry History at home in order to participate in this writing class.
Typical genres covered in the Year 2 Writing Course: Expository Essay, Analytical Essay, Persuasive Essay, Compare/Contrast Essay, Narrative Essay, Essay Tests, Biography Research Paper, Poetry, Multi-Media Presentation, Websites
Note: Assignments for this class are typically due Thursday 5:00 PM ET.
Age: Minimum age 14.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to write a strong paragraph, comprised of rich, cohesive sentences, and be ready to handle the depth of analysis and synthesis required for high school-level essay writing.