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.
- British Literature Coursebook
- The Once and Future King
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- David Copperfield
- The Oxford Book of English Short Stories
Course Length: Full year
Suggested Grade Level(s): 11, 12
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