English

Objectivism and the Self, the Philosophy of Ayn Rand's Literature

Throughout this 12-week course students will examine the philosophy of Objectivism and the Self, building reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Mr. Hodge
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Class

60 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 12 weeks

15-18

year olds

2-12

learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about the philosophy of Objectivism and what that means for them, what is the sense of self and how it will work for adolescents, and what makes a hero. The students will also learn how to formulate these ideas and communicate them in an essay, which will further develop their writing skills.
As an English teacher, I have taught other controversial works. These are not the focus of the class, however they are part of the human experience. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway are two such examples. The critical thinking nature of this class is to allow students to engage with topics to formulate their own opinion on right vs. wrong based upon individual values.
Reading, other homework as necessary.
The Fountainhead ISBN: 0-452-2733-1 (or equivalent) amazon.com price: $9.99 for Kindle, $7.64 for paperback
Anthem ISBN: 0-452-28125-3 (or equivalent) amazon.com price: $0 for Kindle, $6.99 for paperback
*Students will need a notebook of some kind (spiral, composition, etc) to organize charts and lists.
Participation in class discussions and a final written essay will determine a letter grade. Daily responses will also be included in the student's grade. 
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Scenes in the book containing sexuality, though not overtly explicit; smoking; drinking.
The Fountainhead ISBN: 0-452-2733-1 (or equivalent)
Anthem ISBN: 0-452-28125-3 (or equivalent)
sparknotes.com/lit/fountainhead/ might come in handy for further study.
cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/the-fountainhead/book-summary will also be of use for further study.

Teacher

Mr. Hodge
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Jack of All Trades
17 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

Greetings and salutations! I am Mr. Hodge, and I come from a very varied background! I am an English teacher by trade, and a History buff by nature. I am skilled with a book, hammer, and soil. I know about health and nutrition, and I dabble in the... 
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