Ed Jones Educational Center

121 W. Allen Avenue, San Dimas, Ca. 91773   |  Phone: 909-971-8240  |  Fax: 909-971-8248

United States History

Welcome to Government 12, a one-semester course of study that will introduce you to exciting literature and help you develop new writing and language skills that will benefit you throughout your life.

Course Objectives

  • To master the California English Language Arts Standards for the 10th grade level.
  • To further develop the English language arts skills necessary for success at the next level of the college preparatory course of study
  • To pass the California High School Exit Exam
  • To encourage a lifelong love of language, literature and learning.

Reading List

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Macbeth by William
  • Lord of the Flies by William Goldinh
  • Short stories  and poems
  • Textbooks: 
    • Holt Literature & Language Arts, Fourth Course
    • Holt Handbook for Mastering English Language Conventions


Week of January 24
  • Lord of the Flies - chapters 1-3
  • 2-page paper paper due Thursday for peer reivew
  • Vocabulary test Friday