British Literature Student Text 2nd Edition (2011)
This updated second edition discusses the works of almost 70 authors and is fairly similar to the first edition, with mostly cosmetic changes. The text divides works into eight literary periods: The Middle Ages (Old English and Middle English), the Renaissance, Tudor period, Stuart period, the Age of Revolution (Neoclassical and Romantic), the Age of Reform, Victorian, and Modern. Author's works and cultural issues are examined in light of Scripture. This course illuminates such religious developments as the English Reformation, Bible translation, nonconformity, Methodism, and British hymnody. It provides an overview of English Christianity from its inception to the present while discussing important works of literature. A part of this course includes the study of the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth.Please note that this DVD is listed below but is not included in the Home School Kit. The Teacher's Edition is also revised from the original and includes full-sized student pages with specific analysis discussions and biblical application suggestions.
Once reading skills are mastered, the Bob Jones reading curriculum becomes one of literature study from a Biblical perspective. Literary constructs and techniques are learned and explored in the context of both Christian and secular literary selections. There is increasing emphasis on the evaluation of literature against a Biblical standard. As in the lower grades, reading selections are carefully chosen and represent a variety of genres at each level. Many of these are excerpts or short stories. Grades 8 and up also include one full-length work as part of the course. In response to requests for more studies of complete works, new Study Guides have been added for The Scarlet Letter and Julius Caesar. These can be used anytime during high school. The Teacher's Editions for these studies contain the full-sized text with marginal notes as well as background information, commentary, discussion and/or essay questions, and project ideas. As the course emphasis at each level is a little different, we've further described individual course contents below. All of the Teacher's Editions contain a complete copy of the student text. In the 9th and 10th grade books, these are full-color with marginal notes and answers. All other grades have the reduced student pages in two-tone, again with marginal notes and answers. It seems like it would be difficult to share the student text - especially during discussion time - but it is possible to do so.
Testpacks include ready-to-use tests. Answers are found in the Testpack Answer Keys. Essential materials that are included in Home School Kits are listed first by grade level, followed by asterisked (*) support materials. Multigrade resources are listed together at the end.