The Prometheus Academy - History Through Literature
Sharing the fire of learning
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.
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.