The Prometheus Academy - History Through Literature

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Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.

Homework Expectations: 1–4 hours per week, depending on each student's pace.

History Through Literature: 2½ hours per week, 32 weeks.

This course focuses on literature, but we examine what these literary works tell us about points in history.  We maintain a timeline as we move through developments in different parts of the world.  This gives us a broad backdrop as we zoom in on some specific points in time to view the events through a literary lens.  Students are expected to master some vocabulary from our literary works and to contribute to the class's picture of history through a few presentations or reports on important historical figures or events.  Although we do some writing, this class is not a composition class.

This class provides one high school English credit.  Since we discuss quite a bit of history, I also provide a list of suggestions for outside work that would allow the student to earn a world history credit.

The following is a partial and tentative list for the 2017-2018 school year.  (You do not need to purchase the books since I have a classroom set.)

Class Materials

Julie Poe

Julie Poe is a homeschool mom and an adjunct instructor at Richland College.  She teaches grammar, writing, reading, and listening and speaking classes in the English as a Second or Other Language program.  She has been addicted to teaching since childhood, when she lined her dolls and stuffed animals up in front of a chalkboard and started conveying all the knowledge she had.

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