World Literature and British Literature

 World Literature/British Literature

Course Description

Week Zero–Chasing Mavericks

Week One–First Day of School, Essay Formatting, Syllabus, and Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Week One–Creation, Giants, and the Flood

Week Two–Sumerian Mythology and Gilgamesh

Unit One Writing Project

Week Three–Egypt, The Exodus, Morning Star

Work For Week Off–Evidence for Bible, Characterization, Plot Structure, and Archetypes

Week Four–Israel’s Golden Age, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature

Week Five–Greece, Mythology, and Homer’s Odyssey

Week Six–Greece and Rome, Philosophy, Mythology, and Homer’s Odyssey

Week Seven–Roman Empire and The Life of Jesus

Week Eight–Early Church History, Irenaeus, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, and the Autobiographical Essay

Week Nine–The Early Middle Ages, Anglo Saxons and Beowulf

Thanksgiving Week Work

Student Stories

Week Ten–The Middle Ages, Arthurian Legends, and an Introduction To Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Week Eleven–The Prologue, The Knight’s Tale and The Wife of Bath’s Tale

Week Twelve and Thirteen–The Pilgrim’s Progress

Week Fourteen and Fifteen–Hamlet’s Reader’s Theater Information

Week Sixteen–Hamlet Project and Essays

Week Seventeen–The Restoration: Faust, Paradise Lost, and A Modest Proposal

Week Eighteen–A Tale of Two Cities

Week Eighteen Continued–French Philosophers

Week Nineteen–The Romantic Period

Week Twenty–The Romantic Period (Part 2)

Week Twenty One– Introduction to the Victorian Period

Week Twenty Tw0–Victorian Poets, Tennyson and Hopkins

Week Twenty Three–Victorian Poetry and the Brownings

Midterm Study Guide

Weeks Twenty Four and Twenty Five–Matthew Arnold, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and the Midterm Review


Week Twenty Seven–Introduction to Night, by Elie Weisel

Week Twenty Eight–Review Night and Introduction to The Hiding Place

Week Twenty Nine–Review The Hiding Place

Week Thirty–Finishing The Hiding Place

Week Thirty One–The Museum of Tolerance and Projects

Week Thirty Two–Modern Poetry and The Second Coming, by William Buttler Yeats

Week Thirty Three– Compare and Contrast Essay

Week Thirty Four–The Book Thief