British Literature and Composition
British Literature & Composition (Honors Option)
Learn about "Honors" option at www.MargaretShuman.com
Grades: 10-12, 9 with permission of instructor
One core credit; DOE course code: 23.05200
One weekly class for 90 minutes
This is a great class for those who normally don't enjoy literature: there is plenty of action in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and Renaissance works, for example. The lit survey covers historical works and authors that every student should be familiar with before graduation—from Beowulf to Canterbury Tales to Wordsworth and T.S. Eliot. Students learn to read, analyze, and write about various styles of great literature, all of which were hits in their time and are still wonderful today. Class discussions often lead into the "great world of ideas," and on-our-feet activities keep the class time moving and interactive. Role playing, illustrating, intelligent games, videos, and group work add variety to text study. A mock trial of Victor Frankenstein is often one of spring's activities.
Text: TBA--will be confirmed over the summer.
Optional summer reading can add extra credit and/or honors credit. See list and plan at MargaretShuman.com.
Tuition: Aug-Apr, $90 per month; $100 supply fee due in August. These fees cover not only tuition but also a portion of materials we will use in class and monthly administrative fees paid to MAS.
Take $5 off per month per student for families with multiple students enrolled in Shuman courses in a current year.
Would you like to meet up and talk about this class? Contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can meet for a walk or for coffee/tea at a location that works for us both! You can also visit any Shuman class with or without your student, any time. See current teaching schedule at MargaretShuman.com
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