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English 9 Readings

Course Handouts

Rubrics:

Study Guides:

  • English 9 Unit 1 Test Study Guide
  • English 9 Mid-Term Exam Study Guide
  • English 9 Unit 3 Test Study Guide
  • English 9 Final Exam Study Guide

Course Readings – Unit I (Fundamentals) and Unit II (Stories)

Stories:

Poems:

  • Atwood, Margaret. “Siren Song.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/32778/siren-song.
  • Atwood, Margaret. “Hesitations Outside the Door.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=31725.
  • Atwood, Margaret. “Projected Slide of an Unknown Soldier.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=31725.
  • Atwood, Margaret. “In The Secular Night.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47786/in-the-secular-night.
  • Atwood, Margaret. “Crow Song.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=32775.
  • Auden, W. H. “If I Could Tell You.” W. H. Auden : Collected Poems. Edited by Edward Mendelson, New York, Vintage International, 1996, p. 314.
  • Auden, W. H. “Stop all the clocks.” W. H. Auden : Collected Poems. Edited by Edward Mendelson, New York, Vintage International, 1996, p. 141.
  • Auden, W. H. “The More Loving One.” W. H. Auden : Collected Poems. Edited by Edward Mendelson, New York, Vintage International, 1996, pp. 584-585.
  • Carver, Raymond. “Hominy and Rain.” All of Us : The Collected Poems. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, pp. 58-59.
  • Carver, Raymond. “In the Year 2020.” All of Us : The Collected Poems. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, pp. 84-85.
  • Carver, Raymond. “Rain.” All of Us : The Collected Poems. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, p. 78.
  • Carver, Raymond. “The Party.” All of Us : The Collected Poems. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, p. 103-104.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “my red face hurts” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, pp. 200-201.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “Morning Awakening” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, pp. 201-202.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “He Likes to Dance” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, pp. 204-205.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “the duke of Windsor” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, p. 210.
  • Oliver, Mary. “A Note Left on the Door.” Thirst : Poems by Mary Oliver. Boston, Beacon Press, 2006, p. 20.
  • Oliver, Mary. “Doesn’t Every Poet Write a Poem about Unrequited Love?” Thirst : Poems by Mary Oliver. Boston, Beacon Press, 2006, pp. 40-41.
  • Oliver, Mary. “Heavy.” Thirst : Poems by Mary Oliver. Boston, Beacon Press, 2006, pp. 53-54.
  • Oliver, Mary. “On Thy Wondrous Works I Will Meditate.” Thirst : Poems by Mary Oliver. Boston, Beacon Press, 2006, pp. 55-59.
  • Oliver, Mary. “The Place I Want to Get Back To.” Thirst : Poems by Mary Oliver. Boston, Beacon Press, 2006, pp. 35-36.
  • Service, Robert W. “The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill.” Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46647/the-ballad-of-blasphemous-bill. 
  • Service, Robert W. “The Song of the Wage Slavel.” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45083/the-song-of-the-wage-slave. 
  • Service, Robert W. “Just Think!” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46649/just-think-56d2269875bbc. 
  • Service, Robert W. “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45082/the-shooting-of-dan-mcgrew. 

Essays/Chapters/Articles:

  • Behrens, Laurence, and Leonard J. Rosen, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, and Catherine Taylor. “Homeless in the Just Society.” Writing & Reading : Across the Disciplines. Toronto, Pearson Longman, 2007, 151-203.
  • Florence Davidson, Sara, and Robert Davidson. “The Story of sk’ad’a.” Potlatch as Pedagogy : Learning Through Ceremony. Winnipeg, Portage and Main Press, 2018, pp. 11-22.
  • Friedersdorf, Conor. “When Being Gay Is Not a Big Deal.” The Atlantic, 26 Sept. 2019, www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/richie-jackson-gay-like-me/598720/. Accessed 15 June 2023.
  • Gierz, Krissie. “Before I Met the Monster.” Bookmarked : Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight. Edited by Ann Camacho, Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012, pp. 120-124..
  • Golding, William. “Thinking as a Hobby.” 75 Readings : An Anthology. New York, McGraw Hill, 1997, pp. 163-171.
  • Goodwin Parker, Jo. “What Is Poverty?” 75 Readings : An Anthology. New York, McGraw Hill, 1997, pp. 137-141.
  • Gould, Stephan Jay. “Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs.” 75 Readings : An Anthology. New York, McGraw Hill, 1997, pp. 409-418.
  • Hice, Gregory. “All We Have to Decide.” Bookmarked : Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight. Edited by Ann Camacho, Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012, pp. 38-41.
  • Ignatius, Derek. “I Am a Red Balloon.” Bookmarked : Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight. Edited by Ann Camacho, Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012, pp. 187-190.
  • Lessing, Doris. “Group Minds.” Writing & Reading : Across the Disciplines. Edited by Laurence Behrens, Leonard J. Rosen, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, and Catherine Taylor, Toronto, Pearson Longman, 2007, pp. 210-213.
  • Liben, Kevin. “The Last Retailer in Canada?” Writing & Reading : Across the Disciplines. Edited by Laurence Behrens, Leonard J. Rosen, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, and Catherine Taylor, Toronto, Pearson Longman, 2007, pp. 119-121.
  • Pamula, Awhile. “Gone Away.” Bookmarked : Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight. Edited by Ann Camacho, Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012, pp. 73-77.
  • McDonald, Archeé. “Nothing Beats a Failure.” Bookmarked : Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight. Edited by Ann Camacho, Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012, pp. 111-115.
  • Trumble, Jessica. “By Any Other Name.” Bookmarked : Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight. Edited by Ann Camacho, Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012, pp. 51-54.
  • Viorst, Judith. “The Truth About Lying.” 75 Readings : An Anthology. New York, McGraw Hill, 1997, pp. 203-209.

Books:

  • Beynon, William. Luutigm Hoon : Honouring the Salmon : Teacher’s Resource Guide. Prince Rupert, B.C., Tsimshian Nation, School District 52 (Prince Rupert), 2002.
  • First Nations Education Council, and Kenneth Campbell. Persistence and Change. Prince Rupert, Tsimshian Nation and School District 52 (Prince Rupert), 2005.

Course Readings – Unit III (Debate and Argumentation)

Primary Texts:

  • Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty.

Topic #1 – Freedom of Expression:

Topic #2 – Artificial Intelligence:

  • Other sources (link)

Topic #3 – Universal Basic Income:

  • Add soon

Topic #4 – Privacy:

  • Add soon

Background Resources:

Course Readings – Unit IV (“Renaissance”)

Course Films – Unit IV (“Renaissance”)

  • All Is True
  • Measure for Measure
  • Malcom X
  • Dreamgirls

English First Peoples 11 Readings

Course Handouts

Rubrics:

Study Guides:

  • English First Peoples 11 Unit 1 Test Study Guide
  • English First Peoples 11 Mid-Term Exam Study Guide
  • English First Peoples 11 Unit 3 Test Study Guide
  • English First Peoples 11 Final Exam Study Guide

Course Readings – Unit I “Place”

Stories:

  • Alexie, Sherman. “One Good Man.” The Toughest Indian in the World. New York Grove Press, 2000.
  • Dunning, Norma. “Ama.” Tainna : The Unseen Ones : Stories. Madeira Park, Douglas and McIntyre, 2021, pp. 1-24.
  • Hicks, Chelsea T. “Superdrunk.” A Calm & Normal Heart : Stories. Los Angeles, The Unnamed Press, 2022, pp. 55-66.
  • Highway, Tomson. “Hearts and Flowers.” Our Story : Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past, Dominion Institute, Toronto, Anchor Canada, 2005, pp. 177-199.
  • Conrad, Emma (told by, to Thom Hess, at Burlington, Washington, on March 28, 1963). “Legend of the Seasons (All Year Round Story).” Haboo : Native American Stories from Puget Sound. Translated and edited by Vi taqʷšəblu Hilbert, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2020, pp. 22-30.
  • Simpson, Jaye. “The Ark of the Turtle’s Back.” Love after the End : An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction. Edited by Joshua Whitehead, Vancouver, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020, pp. 61-76.
  • Mehlmann, Gloria. “Adam’s Tree.” Adams’s Tree : Stories. Regina, Radiant Press, 2019, pp. 118-137.
  • King, Thomas. “The One About Coyote Going West.”
  • King, Thomas. “The Baby in the Airmail Box.” A Short History of Indians in Canada : Stories. Toronto, Harper Perennial, 2005, pp. 34-49.

Poems:

  • Atwood, Margaret. “Backdrop addresses cowboy.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47792/backdrop-addresses-cowboy
  • Hughes, Langston. “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” Poetry Foundation, 2019, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44428/the-negro-speaks-of-rivers.
  • Maracle, Lee. “Bring the Boys Home.” Bent Box. Penticton, B.C. Theytus Books, 2000.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “searching for visions” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, p. 207.
  • Allbrett, Mahara. “the mountains are real.” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, pp. 176-77.
  • Joe, Rita. “Wen net ki’l.” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, p. 15.
  • Reed, Ishmael. “beware: do not read this poem.” The Poetry of Black America : Anthology of the 20th Century. Edited by Arnold Adoff, New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 1973, pp. 328-329.

Essays/Chapters/Articles:

Books:

  • Mann, Charles C. 1493 : From Columbus’s Voyage to Globalization : For Young People. New York, Seven Stories Press, 2014.
  • Beynon, William. Luutigm Hoon : Honouring the Salmon : Teacher’s Resource Guide. Prince Rupert, B.C., Tsimshian Nation, School District 52 (Prince Rupert), 2002.
  • First Nations Education Council, and Kenneth Campbell. Persistence and Change. Prince Rupert, Tsimshian Nation and School District 52 (Prince Rupert), 2005.
  • A Story as Sharp as a Knife Robert Bringhurst

Course Readings – Unit II “Language”

Learning:

  • Robinson, Eden. The Sasquatch at Home. University of Alberta, 2012.
  • Florence Davidson, Sara, and Robert Davidson. “Celebrating One More Time in a Way They Know How.” Potlatch as Pedagogy : Learning Through Ceremony. Winnipeg, Portage and Main Press, 2018, pp. 35-45.

Talking:

  • Reservation Dogs
  • The Rez Sisters
    • Tomson Highway: kipimâtisinaw tapâhpeyahk (link)
  • Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny 

Describing:

  • Keeper n’ Me
  • Baker, Marie Annharte. “Pretty Tough Skin Wsoman.” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, p. 67.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “born again indian” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, pp. 206-207.

Listening:

  • Whitehead, Ruth Holmes. Six Mikmaq Stories

Course Readings – Unit III “Interest”

Speeches:

  • Douglass, Frederick. “What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”
  • King, Martin Luther. “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”
  • Pankhurst, Emmeline. “Freedom or Death.”
  • Truth, Sojourner. “Ain’t I a Woman?”
  • Russell Means
  • Louis Riel
  • George Erasmus

Stories and Poems:

  • Maracle, Lee. “Mister Mandela.” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, p. 186.
  • Mercredi, Duncan. “Blues Singer.” Native Poetry in Canada : A Contemporary Anthology. Edited by Jeannette C. Armstrong and Lally Grauer, Peterborough, Broadview Press, 2001, p. 202.

Films:

  • National Film Board of Canada. “Encounter with Saul Alinsky – Part 2: Rama Indian Reserve.” www.nfb.ca, www.nfb.ca/film/encounter_with_saul_alinsky/. Accessed 19 June 2023. (NFB)
  • National Film Board of Canada. “First Stories – Two Spirited.” www.nfb.ca, www.nfb.ca/film/first_stories_two_spirited/. Accessed 19 June 2023. (NFB)
  • National Film Board of Canada. “Hands of History.” www.nfb.ca, www.nfb.ca/film/hands_of_history/. Accessed 19 June 2023.(NFB)
  • National Film Board of Canada. “Indian Dialogue.” www.nfb.ca, www.nfb.ca/film/indian-dialogue/. Accessed 19 June 2023. (NFB)
  • National Film Board of Canada. “No Turning Back.” www.nfb.ca, www.nfb.ca/film/no_turning_back/. Accessed 19 June 2023. (NFB)

Course Readings – Unit IV “Being”

  • Daughters of the Dust. Directed by Julie Dash, 1991.
  • SGaawaay K’uuna. Directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Haig-Brown Helen , 2018.
  • Smoke Signals. Directed by Chris Eyre, 1998. (Internet Archives)

Course Readings – Major Work

Mr. Kertes is an English teacher in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen, at Charles Hays Secondary School - home of the Rainmakers.