English 10-12: British/World LitGrades 9 - 12
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Dates: 2023-08-17 to 2024-05-16
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Literature is art that illuminates transcendent truths. When students read well known British/World authors they engage ideas of truth, beauty, and goodness.
We will read:
“Mere Christianity” C.S. Lewis
"The Pilgrim's Progress” John Bunyan
“The Count of Monte Cristo” Alexandre Dumas
“The Princess and the Goblin” George MacDonald
"Silmarillion" J.R.R. Tolkien (an excerpt)
“Great Expectations” Charles Dickens
“Jane Eyre” Charlotte Bronte
“The Scarlet Pimpernel” Baroness Emmuska Orczy
“Macbeth” William Shakespeare
Various poems and short stories/excerpts
We will also be looking at the Bible as Literature and learning the literary components of the Bible.
Throughout the class, students will:
- Review the principles of literary devices.
- Read assigned books, write essays, and participate in class discussions,
- Develop a final project incorporating their interests (such as art, poetry, songwriting, building, etc.) and write a final paper.
- Research and discuss the historical background of the authors.
The cost for the class is $375 for the year, and is open to students grades 9-12. This class satisfies 2 credits for the Indiana High School Core 40 English requirements. Come join us as we step into the fascinating study of World and British Literature!
There may be an additional textbook required.
Diane Cullen has taught classes at Cornerstone since 2013. Previously, Diane led the Truth Advocates Speech and Debate Club for nine years teaching students the skills of speaking and debating for competition. She has given feedback on a large number of speeches and debates. She also coordinated and led speech and debate tournaments for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association. Before that, Diane taught Career Decision making at IUS for fifteen years. While at IUS, Diane was also the Internship Coordinator. She is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment tool and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Taylor University. Diane homeschooled her five children who have all now graduated from college. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, interior design, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.