English II: World Literature
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English II: World Literature

Students will examine fascinating and significant literature from around the globe, spanning from ancient times to the modern era. The geography, history, culture, and worldview of each work will be explored while literary analysis skills are practiced and continue to be refined. This course offers students the unique opportunity to discover that many themes encountered through literature are struggles of all humanity and not limited to time or location. Students will think deeply about their own views and their connection to the world around them through these powerful selections. This is a highly interactive class and includes discussion, vocabulary, projects, and papers. Because of the dialogue nature of this course, a functioning microphone will be required.

Special Note: Some of these works deal with mature themes; therefore, this class is best suited to those that can handle mature topics, situations, and themes.

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The Odyssey, by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson, ISBN-13: 978-0393089059
The Trojan Women by Euripides, translated by Edward P. Coleridge, ISBN-13: 978-0486424620
The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan ISBN-13:  978-1324004899
The Prince by Machiavelli, translated by N.H. Thompson, ISBN-13: 978-0486272740
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, ISBN-13: 978-0812035735
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, ISBN-13: 978-0486424491
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by Constance Garnett, ISBN-13: 978-0486415871
Cry, Beloved Country by Alan Paton, ISBN-13: 978-0743262170
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, ISBN-13: 978-0062315007
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, ISBN-13: 978-0374531263
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, ISBN-13: 978-0316322423

Jenny Cutler graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in Education, and in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education, both from Eastern University.  Jenny taught in both private and public schools until she had her first child and decided to stay home with him.  She ran a tutoring business during her first few years as a stay at home parent but found teaching online to be an ideal fit for her, and she made the switch in 2014. Besides teaching online, Jenny serves as the children’s ministry director at her church and is a volunteer teacher at the local homeschool co-op her children attend.

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