Year Long Course.
Cost: $75.00 Registration Fee, $647 (Billed through FACTS Management System)
This course combines the Lost Tools of Writing Level Two with a taste of the Greek epics, Shakespeare, British literature, and American literature, plus something outside the British and American experience. We begin with a gentle read of Homer’s Iliad using a modern translation followed by Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Second semester kicks off with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, followed by American works The Great Gatsby and the play A Raisin in the Sun, and ending with Rilla of Ingleside (WWI from the Canadian perspective). Students will wrap up the year by writing a Socratic dialogue, integrating the concepts of Lost Tools of Writing with a real life issue. Class time is divided evenly between writing instruction and literature discussion with a bit of poetry thrown in for good measure. Students are encouraged (albeit not required) to read The Iliad for Boys and Girls (Alfred Church) or Black Ships Before Troy (Rosemary Sutcliff) over the summer to get a general idea of the story.
The Space Between: A Guide to Homer’s Iliad
(Both can be obtained directly from the CiRCE Institute)
Alfred Church, The Iliad for Boys and Girls
Rosemary Sutcliff, Ships Before Troy
Read one or both over the summer to get an overview of the Iliad