00 Horror Lit Course Outline 2016 - 2017 - Horror Literature Course Outline Unit Theme Essential Questions(Tentative Dates Unit 1 Introduction to the

00 Horror Lit Course Outline 2016 - 2017 - Horror...

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Horror Literature Course Outline 2016 - 2017 Unit #, Theme, Essential Questions & (Tentative) Dates Primary Text & Writing Assignment Supplementary Text(s) 1 Unit 1 - Introduction to the Craft and Psychology of Horror 1st Quarter Essential Questions: 1. Why do we enjoy reading and watching horror and supernatural narratives? 2. What does our fascination with horror say about our culture? 3. How is fear a limiting and motivating factor? TEXT: N/A - We will be reading a variety of short texts. Summative Assessment(s): Two to three page formal written analysis of a horror story. Oral presentation, with a visual element, of horror elements as found in modern culture (i.e. television, media, video games, songs, stories, artwork, etc.). “Popular Mechanics” (Raymond Carver) “Introduction” to Supernatural Horror in Literature (H.P. Lovecraft) “What is Horror Fiction?” (The Horror Writers Association) “The Black Cat” (Edgar Allan Poe) “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) “The Monkey’s Paw” (W.W. Jacobs) “Young Goodman Brown” (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

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