Travel Back in Time to Read Classics from Ancient History through the Modern Times.
Are you ready to travel back in time to explore the foundations of Western Literature?
Let’s discover the foundation of Western Literature: Hebrew, Greek, Roman, Frankish, and Anglo-Saxon writings. We’ll have a blast reading, writing, and discussing the classic literature that has stood the test of time from Creation to the Middle Ages.
We'll start with the oldest books we can get our hands on, The Book of Genesis from the HOLY BIBLE and the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Then it's off to Ancient Greece to read and analyze well-loved classics from Homer and Aesop. We stop back in Israel to read The Gospel of Matthew and The Book of Acts from The HOLY Bible. We can't forget the Roman Empire with Virgil and Saint Augustine. The Middle Ages brings us to The Song of Roland, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, 1001 Arabian Nights, and Fairy Tales.
We'll also learn how to Analyze Literature this year.
Each assignment is carefully chosen to build literary analysis skills.
Writing will focus on analysis of characterization, plot, setting, and theme, advancing step-by-step. Students will also write a parallel biography, updated parable, and fairy tale. Use this one-credit high school English course in a book club, family, or co-op setting.
Foundations of Western Literature is a one-credit high school English course.
The Holy Bible: Genesis
Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean retelling of Epic of Gilgamesh (Mesopotamia 2100 B.C.)
The Iliad for Boys & Girls by A.J. Church—Amazing retelling of Iliad by Homer (Greek written circa 800 B.C., setting circa 1200 B.C.)
The Odyssey for Boys & Girls by A.J. Church—Amazing retelling of The Odyssey by Homer
(Greek written circa 800 B.C., setting circa 1200 B.C.)
Aesop's Fables (Greek circa 600 B.C.)
The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Chinese circa 513 B.C.)
The AEneid for Boys & Girls by A.J. Church—Amazing retelling of The AEneid by Virgil (Latin circa 20 B.C., setting circa 1200 B.C.)
The Holy Bible: Gospel of Matthew (28 chapters)
Plutarch’s Lives by Plutarch (Latin circa A.D. 100)
The Holy Bible: Acts
City of God by St. Augustine (Latin 426)
1001 Arabian Nights (Persian Middle Ages 700-1200)
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (setting circa 1200)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm (German collected centuries old stories 1812 )
Collection of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson (Danish 1838)
D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
Genesis, Matthew, and Acts Charts
Gilgamesh the Hero Plot Evaluation Paper
My Character in The Odyssey
David and Goliath in Literature Project
Aesop’s Fables Theme Analysis Essay
Rhetoric by Aristotle Commercial Analysis Project
God’s Love Theme in the Prodigal Son Essay
Sower and the Seed Imagery and Symbolism Project
Parallel Lives Biography
Comparison Essay of Pliny the Younger’s Description of Mt. Vesuvius & Jack London’s and Description of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Turn Prodigal Son into a Blog Post
Characterization Analysis on The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Paraphrase a Fairy Tale
Write Your Own Fairy Tale
You can purchase the print version of
Foundations of Western Literature at Amazon.
You can purchase the E-book at PayHip
Series: Homeschooling High School to the Glory of God
Author: Meredith Curtis
Publisher: Powerline Productions
Paperback: 344 pages
Age/Grade: High School