LAN1000: English 10

05/01/2024 to 05/30/2025 • Modified 04/23/2024

Course Description

This year-long course provides an engaging overview of world literature from ancient and modern cultures. Students read major works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama and evaluate the historical context, author’s influence, and literary impact of the works. These and other texts frame the students’ vocabulary comprehension through contextual application. Students study all steps of the development of a research paper and then utilize the learned skills to produce a well-structured research paper comparing or contrasting literary works. Students are guided with biblical truths to develop the skills necessary to honor God through excellence in the written word.


English 9


Module 1: Course Introduction & Writing Review

  • Week 1: Introduction & Vocabulary
  • Week 2: Writing Well & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Week 3: Grammar & Style Review

Module 2: Greek Epic: The Odyssey

  • Week 4: Introduction to Greek Culture and The Odyssey Books 1-3
  • Week 5: The Odyssey: Books 4-10
  • Week 6: The Odyssey Books 10-16
  • Week 7: The Odyssey Books 16-20
  • Week 8: The Odyssey Books 21-22
  • Week 9: The Odyssey Books 23-24 and Test

Module 3: Greek Drama: The Oedipus Trilogy

  • Week 10: Oedipus the King
  • Week 11: Oedipus the King, continued

Module 4: Italian Literature: Selections of the Inferno

  • Week 12: Introduction to Dante
  • Week 13: Inferno Selections
  • Week 14: Inferno, continued

Module 5: British Literature: Shakespeare

  • Week 15: Introduction to Julius Caesar
  • Week 16: Julius Caesar, Acts 3-4
  • Week 17: Julius Caesar, Acts 4-5
  • Week 18: Julius Caesar Analysis and Quarter Exam

Module 6: Nonfiction

  • Week 19: Cicero and Pericles
  • Week 20: Theodora, More, Wollstonecraft, Augustine, & Lewis
  • Week 21: Comparative Texts and Sermons

Module 7: Short Stories

  • Week 22: Introduction to Short Stories and Russian Literature
  • Week 23: Spanish Literature: Don Quixote
  • Week 24: German Literature: Metamorphosis
  • Week 25: French and Spanish Short Stories
  • Week 26: Eastern Folk Tales: Arabian Nights
  • Week 27: Eastern Literature and Test

Module 8: African Literature: Cry, the Beloved Country

  • Week 28: Cry, the Beloved Country, Chapters 1-6
  • Week 29: Cry, the Beloved Country, Chapters 7-27
  • Week 30: Cry, the Beloved Country, Chapters 28-36

Module 9: Research Paper and Poetry

  • Week 31: Introduction to Research
  • Week 32: Gathering and Evaluating Sources
  • Week 33: Creating an Outline and Finishing Research
  • Week 34: First Draft Submission
  • Week 35: Poetry and Paper Revisions
  • Week 36: Final Draft Submission and Poetry, continued

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