• Welcome to Honors English II.  

    This course covers a survey of literature from around the world and many different time periods.  

    Honors English II does carry the extra 1/2 quality point toward students' grade point average.

    At the end of the course, all Honors English II students will take a North Carolina End of Course Exam which will be 20% of their final course grade.

    Below you will find a short list of a few of the major texts we will be covering in the course.  

  •  Night

    Night

    by Eliz Wiezel Year Published:

    Night is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience as a 15 year old, along with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative.

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  •  A Long Way Gone

    A Long Way Gone

    by Ishmael Beah Year Published: 2007

    A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra Leone. The book is a firsthand account of Beah's time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone during the 1990s.

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  •  The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    by William Shakespeare Year Published: 1606

    Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

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  •  Things Fall Apart

    Things Fall Apart

    by Chinua Achebe Year Published: 1958

    Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

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  • Unit 1

    My Story, My Voice

    Unit 2

    Say It Loud:  The Power of Words and Writing a Documented Argument

    Unit 3

    Shakespeare:  Everything Old is New Again

    Unit 4

    Culture as a Lens for Viewing the World