This single semester, 0.5 credit course focuses on works of science fiction and fantasy written by women. It is intended for students in grades 11 and 12. There are 18 lessons in three units. There
is a creative project after each novel. The course explores themes of identity, gender, race, and social justice, and looks at the literary craft of world building (how a writer creates an elaborate, believable story world).
The following materials are included in the course package:
- Women’s Literature Coursebook
- The Left Hand of Darkness
- Fire and Hemlock
- The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
- 1 Blank Journal
Course Length: One semester
Suggested Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
View samples of our high school curriculum here.
High School 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.