Are you ready for fun and adventure from the land of the English?
Welcome to British Literature, a one credit high school English course you can use at home or with a homeschool co-op. We will have a blast reading, writing, and discussing the greatest literature ever written besides the Bible. Starting with Beowulf and Canterbury Tales, we will time travel through British history by reading well-loved classics like Milton, Chesterton, Dickens, Chaucer, Austen, Sayers, and Doyle.
This one credit English course for high school students (or advanced middle school students) with an emphasis on reading for enjoyment. There is lots of reading to do, but no twaddle and no “busy work.” Each assignment has an educational purpose.
This class will introduce students to the best literature in the world and stir up an appetite for excellence in their reading choices. A brief overview of British History and British Literature is provided, as well as several book lists for further reading.
Instead of book reports, books are discussed in a “book club” setting with snacks. Questions are provided as a springboard for lively conversations about these amazing books.
Writing assignments are based on the reading material and include Flight to Israel Tales, Epic Poem, Victorian Poem, Sonnet, Allegory, and Essays. Use this class in a book club, family, or co-op setting.
You will need to purchase, or download from the internet, the following books.
Piers Plowman by William Langland
Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (or A Christmas Carol)
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Perelandra by C. S. Lewis (or Screwtape Letters)
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The following writings are included in this British Literature Class Book.
"Romeo and Juliet" Act 1 Scene 1
“The Second Nun’s Tale” from Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
British Nursery Rhymes
“A Bachelor’s Complaint about the Behavior of Married People” by Charles Lamb
“The Old Manse and Meeting House, Stambourne” by Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers
Series: Homeschooling High School to the Glory of God
Author: Meredith Curtis
Publisher: Powerline Productions
E-book: 332 pages
Age/Grade: High School 1 Credit Course