I am once again SO excited to be teaching for True North Homeschool Academy for the 2022-2023 school year! However, this year, I’ll be teaching not one, not two, but THREE high school literature classes! I have been working on writing these class for the last 6 months and honestly can’t wait until August.
Epics & Tales
Before the likes of Tennyson, Austen, Doyle, and Christie, there existed warrior epics of Old English, the Norman Conquest, Middle English, Robin Hood, and Chaucer. Of course we would be remiss if we didn’t throw in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight a few riddles, and more. This Anglo-Saxon & British Literature class explores the world before….well, much of anything.
We will touch on linguistics of the English language, a bit of history (seriously, DID the Norman Conquest happen?), the impact of the Church, as well as read and assess a multitude of Anglo-Saxon & Medieval British writings. Capping off the year we will be writing our own choice of epic or tale.
If you are ready for adventure, a bit of mischief, and an epic time, this class is for you.
Dystopian & Post Apocalyptic
Though the popularity of such series like The Hunger Games have brought Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic literature to the forefront of many young adult readers’ bookshelves, it’s been around for decades. In this full-year class we will be reading 3 Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic novels:
- 1984 George Orwell
- Brave New World Aldous Huxley
- The Lottery Shirley Jackson
- A Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic story of choice
Each unit will include a formal writing assignment, presentation, summative assessment, and artistic assignment. Rubrics will be provided.
To round out our year, students will be writing their own version of a Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic story. We will be using a variety of story-writing methods and plans. For final submission, students will have the option to submit their final assignment as a screenplay, short story, graphic novel, or other pre-approved medium.
Austen & Brontë
Austen & Brontë will take a deep dive into three of the most famous female authors of all time- Jane Austen, Emily Bronte & Charlotte Bronte. This course is a full-year class.
The first half of the full-year will be a study of Jane Austen, and her works Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice. The second half of the year (Spring Semester) we will be reading Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
In Jane Austen & Bronte we will be assessing character development, cultural norms, the effects these literary works had in their time, as well as what we can take away from them as modern readers. Each unit will include a formal writing assignment, presentation, summative assessment, and artistic assignment.
What are the benefits of enrolling your student in one of my TNHA classes?
-First of all, these are still homeschool classes! That means you can choose to sign your student up for 1 class, or 10!
-One of the things I love about TNHA is this gives you a break, your student a change of instruction, or maybe you just don’t want to teach Beowulf. Some students thrive on accountability that is not to their mom.
–Classes through TNHA give your student the ability to meet friends from all over the world! Truly, we are an international homeschool group. Indonesia, Scotland, Canada, all across the US, and more!
-You student will get quality, instruction from real teachers, like me!
Many of the individual units will be available to purchase in my SHOP in the coming months, however they do not include instruction by/with me, grading, classroom setting, or any of the general perks of being IN one of my live classes. Though I do offer a discounted rate on my private tutoring for those who purchase units.