American Literature (Student Book - Download)
Delve into the lives and works that reflect and help shape the nature of America. From Native American legends to Puritan poets to revolutionaries and philosophers, meet the poets and playwrights — historic and modern — whose creative voices still echo in popular culture! With this rich curriculum, your student will learn all about the classic books and writers that make up the American literary canon and their contexts but do so from a strong biblical worldview.
Your child’s critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and knowledge of literary classics will be amply developed in this comprehensive look at American literature. This course also stresses biblical application and equips students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture. By the time students finish this course, their studies of literature — and their frequent practice writing about literature— will greatly enhance their own personal communication skills.
1 Year Curriculum
10th - 12th
Enjoy a great selection of America’s finest writers in this powerful curriculum designed with critical thinking skills and biblical worldview. Students will enjoy beloved classics while developing vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills.
A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), this course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview.
The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter and provides a course calendar and the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises. Each chapter has five lessons with daily concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings The final lesson of the week includes the weekly exam, as well as essays developed through the course of that week’s study, chosen by the educator and student to personalize the coursework for the individual learner.
Part of a series of 1-year, high school-level literature courses, this curriculum can be taught independently of the series or in sequence with author James Stobaugh’s other literature classes. It is also designed to work in conjunction with Stobaugh’s high school history curriculum and can be taught alongside his American history course.