HS British Literature

TAUGHT BY

Eliza Hardin

9th-12th

British Literature is a survey course of epic poems, plays, poetry, novels, historical documents, and speeches. We will use the Socratic method to conduct class discussions of classic books. This method involves asking questions that force students to think carefully about their reading, and then to think carefully about their thinking. Using the author's theme as the goal of the discussion, students will be encouraged to understand his/her message by discussing the structural and stylistic components that make up his story. Next, students are drawn by further questioning to critically examine their own assumptions about the author's theme. As a result, students gain a deeper understanding of the book, and also of themselves as readers and thinkers.

CLASS MATERIALS

**This book list is subject to change. Final book list will be available by July 2021**

Dover Thrift Editions are fine, most importantly the book must be Unabridged:

Beowulf
Canterbury Tales
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Gulliver's Travels
Frankenstein
Pride and Prejudice
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
Rebecca
Prentice Hall Literature - The English Tradition (Second Edition) ISBN-13: 978-0136917007
ISBN-10: 0136917003

Eliza holds dual degrees in English from King University and in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University. She is also a certified teacher in the State of North Carolina. She taught for three years in the public school system and has been homeschooling for eight years now. She has 3 boys, Ezra, 18, Cyrus, 15, and Jonah, 13. Prior to Classical Scholars, Eliza ran Classical Foundations for three years, where she offered classes two days a week to homeschoolers in grades 3-5. She is also a native of Hendersonville, and when she isn't teaching she enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her family.

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