Sunday, May 5, 2013

World Literature - Curriculum Review

World Literature by James P. Stobaugh is a High School Literature home school curriculum published by Master Books.   Master Books is well known in the homeschool community for their quality books and curriculum and this World Literature program perfectly fits within the reputation they are known by.

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 ( 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.

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