19th Century American Literature

19th Century American Literature

$249.00

Lightning Literature: Mid-Late 19th Century American Literature from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

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Lightning Literature: Mid-Late 19th Century American Literature from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Lessons include:

  • Theme
  • Sound in poetry
  • Regionalism and realism
  • Local color
  • Humor
  • Register
  • Realism and naturalism
  • Description
  • Figurative language
  • Point of view

Learning activities include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars.

Required Books:

Lightning Lit Mid-Late 19th Century American Literature Student Guide by Elizabeth Kamath

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

◦ Selected poetry and short stories

Grade Level

Appropriate for grades 9 through 12. This is a high school literature course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to read and discuss literature at a high school level.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

◦ Lightning Lit Mid-Late 19th Century American Literature Student Guide by Elizabeth Kamath
◦ Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
◦ Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
◦ The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
◦ The Call of the Wild by Jack London
◦ Selected poetry and short stories

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

Lightning Lit 8 or equivalent
Student should also be able to write a paragraph independently. High school level writing is not required and composition instruction will not be covered in this course.

Available Sessions

Spring 2018 Monday 9am Pacific