High School Literature Renaissance to 20th century - The Modern World (Leo only 1pm) 9th-12th $125
This class is a 2 semester course and semesters can be taken independent of each other. Each semester is worth 1 Indiana high school credit
Recommended Grades 9th-12th
Duration 50 minutes 2 - 12 week semesters on Thursdays / pay by the semester
Semester 1 Sept 9, 2021 – Dec 2, 2021
Semester 2 Jan 13, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022
Location North Leo Mennonite Church 15419 State Road 1, Leo, IN 46765
Instructor Jenn MacDonald (260) 445-3838 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Messenger https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.r.macdonald.3 Instructor’s other classes can be viewed at https://www.lifehs.net/store/c18/Jenn_MacDonald.html
(all books can be found at ACPL or free online)
- The Tempest, Shakespeare
- Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare
- A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
- Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
- The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas (continued)
- Romantic Poets
- Dracula, Bram Stoker
- Pygmalion (Ovid vs. George Bernard Shaw)
- The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, G. K. Chesterton
- Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
- Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis
We’ll study classic literature and those fiction works that make the time period of the Modern World come alive. Through guided reading and group discussion, your student will be trained in literary analysis. Students will turn in 1 - 2 page paper per book, double spaced after we’ve thoroughly discussed the topics. Grades will be based on homework completed, class discussion and papers.
Studying modern authors from a global perspective means seeing the nature of man and the nature of life from people who have largely abandoned their Christian worldview. This class will look through the lens of Christianity to see the consequences of man abandoning God. Although many of these works are “darker” than many of the classical works we’ve covered thus far, studying them through a Christian lens makes them more palatable. This year, as the sentence structure, vocabulary and world view is closer to our own, these books are easier to read than in previous years.
Note: There are no American authors as they’ll be studied next year with American History.
This class fits hand-in-glove with Modern World History
*If you have a student with special needs, please contact the teacher directly to discuss how to best accommodate your child.