This course provides an exciting journey through world mythology, classic stories and fairy tales.
This course provides an exciting journey through world mythology, classic stories and fairy tales. The literature selections provide a platform for understanding other cultures, while exploring themes of virtue, integrity, courage, and the importance of preserving liberty. Students will gain fluency with a variety of literary devices. Students will also study biography as a form of literature, and be introduced to East Indian poetry.
Part 1 Readings for this course are The Children’s Homer, by Padraic Colum; Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children, by James Baldwin; The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths, by Padraic Colum; The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry; and Chinese Fairy Tales
Part 2 Readings for this course are Russian Fairy Tales; The Endless Steppe, by Esther Hautzig; Jewish Fairy Tales; The Arabian Nights (Illustrated Junior Library); African Fairy Tales; and the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore.
(1 Student Independent Use license; includes 36 lessons)