FHS World Literature provides a historical and literary lens in order for students to understand important historical events and their role in shaping the world. The literature component revolves around works of world literature, and 10th grade students explore themes of human experience and inquiry from a historical perspective. The literature includes novels, plays, stories, memoirs, and poetry by historical and contemporary authors from around the world. This literature-based program provides instruction and experiences for students to build their listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking skills, while transferring these skills to their studies in history. The program emphasizes the importance of literature on historical remembrance and as a force for change.
1. Short Stories Unit
2. Animal Farm/Rise of Dictators Unit
3. Night and/or In My Hands/Holocaust Unit
4. Antigone/Revolutions Unit
5. Kite Runner/Afghanistan Unit