Course package includes:
- British Literature Coursebook
- The Once and Future King
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- David Copperfield
- The Oxford Book of English Short Stories
Teacher manual is sold separately. Teacher manuals are available only for families who use our curriculum independently (non-enrolled). Enrolled students and families should contact their Oak Meadow teacher directly for questions regarding course work.
Beginning with Beowulf, the earliest written work of British Literature, students will read an illustrated translation of this epic poem in which the hero becomes a king by defeating a family of monsters. The legend of King Arthur will be explored in The Once and Future King by T.H. White, followed by a comic confusion of magical creatures cavorting in Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will read David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens, and then conclude the course with a study of Victorian poems and English short stories. A wide range of written assignments offer the student experiences with interpretive essays, critical thinking, comparative essays, creative projects, genre and imitative writing, and much more.
Course Length: Full year
Suggested Grade Level(s): 11, 12
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