4 More Must Read Classics Semester Course Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, ...

Experience the adventure with Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, The Metamorphosis, and The Little Prince.
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 16 weeks


year olds


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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Learners will improve their critical thinking skills by engaging in thought-provoking discussions. They will understand satire and how it is used to improve or change society in some way. Learners will be able to determine/identify the themes of each specific novel, the development of characters through their actions and words. Literary elements will be taught during this course through the discussions and homework activities.
Individual homework assignments will be given weekly. All learners should read the assigned pages. Other homework is optional if no grade is desired. 
Meeting 1: Treasure Island
      Background information, pre-reading questions, chapter 1
	Read chapters 2-12
	Character Chart Activity
Meeting 2: 
      Discuss Chapters 2-12
      Read Chapters 13-21
Interesting Quotations Activity
      Quiz 1 Chapters 1-12
Meeting 3: 
    Discuss Chapters 13-21
    Read Chapters 22-34
    Setting Activity
    Quiz 2 Chapters 13-21

Meeting 4: 
     Discuss Chapters 22-34
     Symbolism Activity
     Pre-reading Activity for A Modest Proposal

      A Modest Proposal
Meeting 5:
       Introduction to satire
	Read and annotate A Modest Proposal and answer questions
Meeting 6: 
       Discuss A Modest Proposal
       Read Part 1 Gulliver’s Travels
      Character Chart
      Quiz: A Modest Proposal
Meeting 7: 
     Discuss Part 1
      Read Part 2
      Compare and Contrast Governments
      Quiz 1 Part 1
Meeting 8:  
       Discuss Part 2
       Read Part 3
       Rational vs. Irrational Activity
       Quiz 2 Part 2
Meeting 9:
        Discuss Part 3
	Read Part 4
	Satire Activity
	Quiz 3 Part 3
Meeting 10:
        Discuss Part 4
	Read The Metamorphosis Part 1
	Theme Activity
	Quiz 4
        Background Information about Kafka
        Discuss Part 1
	Read Part 2
        Familial Duty Activity
Meeting 12:
       Discuss Part 2
       Read Part 3
       Personal Identity Activity
Meeting 13- 
        Discuss Part 3
	Read The Little Prince Chapters 1-5
	Theme Activity
        Discuss Chapters 1-5
	Read Chapters 6-16
	Symbolism Activity
Meeting 15- 
        Discuss Chapters 6-16
	Read Chapters 17-27
Meeting 16: 
        Discuss Chapters 17-27
A hard copy of each book is required (even if audio will also be used).
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ISBN: 978-0-451-53097-4
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift ISBN: 978-1-85326-027-8
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (provided by me)
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ISBN: 978-1557427663
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry ISBN: 0-590-12927-9
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A report with a letter grade will be provided upon completion of all assignments.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kahoot and Youtube occasionally
Google docs for assignments


Jane M
Lives in the United States
Jane M
832 total reviews
681 completed classes

About Me

     I am a creative, enthusiastic teacher who wants all children to be successful learners through the encouragement of creative expression. I have spent the last seventeen years developing the necessary skills to achieve this goal. It is very... 
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