StrongMind develops English curriculum that goes way beyond those must-haves like rigor and accreditation. It inspires students with relevant information and cool elements — all delivered in ways to spark the imagination.
In this post, we’re shining the light on two recently released courses: Rhetoric and Composition (English 12A) and British Literature (12B).
Rhetoric & Composition- Elevating English Curriculum
As you can see from our intro video below, we approach rhetoric in a fresh and unexpected way. It helps students to think critically, learn how to persuade others and avoid being manipulated by groups or individuals.
According to our English Instructional Designer, Megan, these courses are designed to be interesting:
“Every time we put our fingers to the keyboard to create something, we want it to be engaging, useful and meaningful for our students,” she said. “Rather than developing something a student HAS to do, we create coursework they’ll look forward to diving into.”
Our team guarantees there will be something each student will be excited to discover and end up loving in Rhetoric. This is because we approach the topics they care about like sports, technology, emotions, friends and family. And we deliver content in ways that digital natives appreciate.
Here is an infographic from the course that shows how people use rhetoric and public advocacy to change lives:
British Literature – English Curriculum that Inspires
From conducting fictional interviews with characters to setting a Sherlock Holmes story in modern times, our British Literature class brings to life stories, poems and plays so students can see them in a new light.
Whether it’s creepy pieces or twisted tales, students love the unexpected angles and surprise endings in our coursework. They leave our class with a newfound appreciation for British Lit.
Check out this captivating reading of the famous Dylan Thomas Poem:
Our English curriculum development team includes passionate, highly skilled experts in subject matter, instructional and creative design, and technology. They put their heart and soul into every course to deliver content that is meaningful and helpful. The team’s overall mission is to help spark a lifelong love of learning in students.
They also create award-winning course elements like this video titled ‘Ozmandias’ from British Lit that recently received three Telly Awards: