Even students who have never before "gotten" classic literature will discover how enjoyable it can be, how it speaks to their lives today, and how it affirms and illuminates biblical truth.
Biographical essays examining the background, culture, and beliefs of each author
Works from every major period and literary movement
Extensive online solutions offering greater insight and clarity to both parents and students
Whit is a professor of English at Bryan College, where he has taught for twenty-four years. His work has been published in Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary and The Companion to Southern Literature. Whit earned his master's and PhD in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He loves good literature in part because story, character, and image reveal deep truths about life and human nature that makes him a better husband, father, and follower of Christ. Whit and his wife, Amy, homeschooled their daughter and three sons.
American Literature is for use by students in grades 9 through 12.
Apologia's American Literature course would satisfy both a composition and an American literature credit. Therefore, the student would earn two high school course credits.
No prep time is required, other than deciding whether you will assign all or just some of the readings.
Assuming you choose to read all four novels and the play covered in the course, you will need to obtain copies of these works through your local library or bookstore.
Every study question from the textbook is included, with ample space for students to record their answers.
The notebook is where you will find chapter tests and semester exams.
Detailed step-by-step instructions for writing insightful and persuasive literary analysis papers on several of the included literature pieces.