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 books are used in conjunction with this coursebook:
- Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
- The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
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.