York Community High School

Chicago Literature

Grade 12 / 1 Semester  – 1.0 credit

Prerequisite:  Students must have earned credit for English 11 orAdvanced Placement Language and Composition


Through this semester-long course, students will analyze a variety of historical, literary, and cultural artifacts native to Chicago.  Each text will enable students to construct an understanding of what is significant about our great city and what its denizens truly value. Students will be asked to analyze important events, engaging readings, and a variety of artifacts ranging from architecture, which is arguably Chicago's greatest contribution to the global community, as well as art, literature, and other textual sources.  Students will demonstrate their learning at the end of the semester through a culminating project.


Chicago Lit Teachers

Bendelow, Andrew (630) 617-2400 ex.7113 English Teacher abendelow@elmhurst205.org
Kennedy-Brooks, Brianne (630) 617-2400 ex.7334 English Teacher and Key Club Sponsor bkennedy-brooks@elmhurst205.org