British Literature and Composition w/ History - 2 courses Judy Musick (Both days & Locations)
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ Canaan 9am - 10:30am, 10:30am - 12pm OR Thursdays @ Southgate 2pm - 3:30pm
Step back in time to jolly old England. Whether it be rousing with the knights of Camelot in Ivanhoe, exploring the depths of the human psyche in Frankenstein, or solving mysteries along with Sherlock Holmes, this course offers something for everyone.
British Literature has a wonderful heritage; students will read works by fabulous authors such as Jane Austen, William Blake, Mary Shelley, Thomas Carlyle, Lord Byron, William Butler Yeats, Percy Shelley, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling. They will explore literary concepts of description, point of view, persuasive writing, setting, humor, character, imagery, tone, conflict, rhyme and meter, local color, theme, genre and all aspects of composition.
Students will learn to write clear and concise essays – a critical skill for the writing portions of SAT and ACT testing. Students will also participate in peer reviewing and learn to navigate the process of publication. Most importantly, students will gain an ability to understand and appreciate classic literature, as well as the skills necessary to create great literature themselves.
Alongside our study of British authors and their works, this class will also study the historical framework and themes of 19th century England: Imperialism, the French and American Revolutions, Industrialization, etc.
This class is a two for one – a complete language arts course and a complete social studies course.
Materials for this course are available through Hewitt Homeschooling Resources (www.HewittHS.com). There is a considerable discount for group orders; if you would like to be part of the group order for this class, please contact Judy Musick at firstname.lastname@example.org. First semester we will be ordering #8074 – British Lit: Early-Mid 19th Century Complete Pack. Second semester we will be ordering # 8075 - British Lit: Mid-Late 19th Century Complete Pack.
British Literature: Early - Mid 19th Century
The brilliant artist and poet William Blake begins our journey with instruction in tone. Then sensible Jane Austen has many things to teach us about character in Pride and Prejudice. Students then leave the 19th century English drawing room for the medieval English court in Ivanhoe and see how Sir Walter Scott brings history to life with his descriptions. After reading Sir Walter Scott, students will read about him in an essay by Thomas Carlyle, and learn much about persuasive writing along the way. Then it’s back to those beautiful British poets, with that Dream Team of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Lord Byron to learn about imagery and poetic language. Pick a cozy setting to read Frankenstein and learn how an author uses setting in so many ways. Charlotte Bronte’s tear-jerker, Jane Eyre, shows us point of view, then dry those eyes with a good laugh as Thackeray delights us with a short story and end the year on a high note by learning about humor.
British Literature: Early to Mid 19th Century Pack
British Literature: Early to Mid 19th Century Student Guide
British Literature: Early to Mid 19th Century Teacher's Guide
British Literature: Mid - Late 19th Century
Students start by learning about two core literary concepts. First Alfred, Lord Tennyson teaches about rhythm in poetry, then George Eliot’s miniature gem, Silas Marner, illustrates plot. That master story-teller, Charles Dickens, gives a lesson in conflict, and the brilliant mathematician and wordsmith, Lewis Carroll, will delight students, while teaching a few lessons in rhyme along the way. Next students leave England and join Robert Louis Stevenson on his journeys out west to learn about local color. After their travels they return to the English drawing room to learn about theme from Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest. But no one should stay cooped up too long, so next adventure forth with Sherlock Holmes to solve a mystery (and learn about genre). Finally, students enjoy a rollicking good tale with that English adventurer Rudyard Kipling based on his school days, and learn how to mine their own life and experiences for ideas.
British Literature: Mid to Late 19th Century Pack
British Literature: Mid to Late 19th Century Student Guide
British Literature: Mid to Late 19th Century Teacher's Guide
Recommended Grade: 9th-12th Grade
Length of Class: 90 minute class
Tuition: $260.00 per semester - fee includes individual student tutor time
***For a service fee, you can sign up for a monthly payment plan. Payment plans must be arranged in person or by phone. The payment plan fee will be set up based off your tuition total:
$0-$500 service fee $25
$501-$1000 service fee $40
$1001-$1500 service fee $55
$1501-$2000 service fee $70
$2001-$2500 service fee $85
Credit: This is a 2 credit class (1 credit Language Arts and 1 credit Social Studies)
This course is considered an Honors Course, and can be marked as such on a High School Transcript
The past three times Judy Musick taught this course, she took students on the "ultimate field trip" to the UK. It is not a guarantee, but it is highly likely that interested members of the British classes will have the opportunity to go to England in the spring of 2018 for an end of the year school trip.