Sunday, May 5, 2013
World Literature - Curriculum Review
The curriculum consists of a 496 page student textbook and a 353 page teacher's manual. The teacher's manual is not a bound book but already has the page wholes punched out and fits perfects in a binder for easy access.
The first thing I noticed about this curriculum is that it is very intense, so I would definitely make sure your student is ready for such a study. There are about 8 additional books/texts that are not included in the study, but that are needed for the course. If you plan on purchasing these as well it could get expensive, so I would suggest checking with your local library as well as project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org) before hand. The author suggests a summer reading program of these books before the school year begins that way your student will not be overwhelmed with large amounts of reading before each lesson.
It is a 34 week study that helps the student develop essay writing skills, solid worldviews, higher ACT/SAT scores and strong vocabulary. Each weekly chapter has five daily lessons with clear objectives, concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings. These equip the students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture, while articulating their worldview through writing.
Also offered is American Literature (which I have previously reviewed) and British Literature. Along with the World Literature you have a complete Literature program for the High School levels offering a total of 3 credits.
You can find out more about this curriculum at New Leaf Publishing Group by clicking HERE.
***This curriculum was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my review.