Enjoy a great selection of America’s finest writers in this powerful curriculum designed with critical thinking skills and biblical worldview. Students will enjoy beloved classics while developing vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills.
A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), this course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview.
The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter and provides a course calendar and the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises. Each chapter has five lessons with daily concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings The final lesson of the week includes the weekly exam, as well as essays developed through the course of that week’s study, chosen by the educator and student to personalize the coursework for the individual learner.
Part of a series of 1-year, high school-level literature courses, this curriculum can be taught independently of the series or in sequence with author James Stobaugh’s other literature classes. It is also designed to work in conjunction with Stobaugh’s high school history curriculum and can be taught alongside his American history course.
Note to Parent: There are additional books and texts not included within the study that are needed for this course. It is strongly suggested that students read most, if not all these titles during the summer before taking this course. Most will be available at local libraries or as free downloads.