In this distance learning course students read chronologically through British literature from the 700s to the present, focusing on four major literary periods: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Age of Revolution, and the Age of Reform. Students read a variety of authors, focusing on their influence on society and society's influence on the authors. The course builds on instruction from previous years to demonstrate the development of literature.
Miss Jennifer Martini teaches this course.
Recommended Viewing Schedule: five 30-minute lessons a week; 80 lessons per year
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Miss Martini thoroughly enjoys reading and is excited about the opportunity to teach American literature and to share her love for the subject. "Ever since the fourth grade, I’ve never been more than a stone’s throw away from a book. During high school, my English teacher channeled my love for reading into a more disciplined approach which allowed me to glean much more from my reading. My goal for my students is that, even if they do not ‘love’ reading, they be able to develop the skills necessary to understand and explain the literature for themselves. These skills will allow them to develop a discerning eye toward whatever material they read. More importantly, my desire is that they apply these literature skills to their own personal Bible study. The Word of God can come alive to them in ways that they might not have experienced before taking this class. Having just completed the study of the elements of literature, it is now time that they begin to understand what the literature is saying and the purpose the authors had for their writings."