A Story to Curdle the Blood! Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for Honors Students
An expansive and fully-rounded 10-week honors level study of Frankenstein, with a particular focus on improving critical writing and creative writing skills, oral presentation, increasing SAT vocabulary, and college preparedness.
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over 10 weeks
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Infused with a blend of the Gothic and the Romantic movements of the period, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein addresses some of the key concerns of mankind. What are the results of unbridled ego and scientific study? What responsibilities do we have to those connected to us? How do we unknowingly pass judgement on those around us and to what effect? What, then, is life itself and what precisely makes us human? This expansive and fully-rounded course has been specially crafted with honors...
Course Objectives Students successfully completing this course will be able to: * analyze complex texts * write excellent critical essays and creative essays exploring various ideas in Frankenstein * prepare and present confident and well-constructed in class presentations * be able to connect the historical and social histories presented with the novel itself * enrich their ongoing vocabularies with an ongoing objective of building SAT word lists * participate in a variety of in class group projects to enhance speaking and verbal abilities
Having taught AP Language and Composition, as well as both high school standard and honors literature classes, I am thrilled to share my Honors Frankenstein class with online learners.
In addition to the weekly reading assignment of approximately 30 pages, learners will also be provided with additional articles to be read in advance of class discussion. Primary assignments to include: Critical essay, oral presentation, creative writing project, a mapmaking project. All assignments will be provided in writing for students and I will be available throughout the week for questions and/or guidance.
Learners will need a dedicated notebook to take ongoing notes in this class in addition to a folder. Kindly make certain to have index cards on hand for at home work as well. IMPORTANT: We will be studying from the original 1818 edition of Frankenstein (https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-1818-Text-Penguin-Classics/dp/0143131842). NOTE: this text is substantially different from the later 1831 edition of the book. Kindly make certain to have a copy of 1818 edition of the book prior to the first class meeting. Articles and additional sources used throughout class to be provided via link or pdf. Paper and colored pencils will be required for a mapping assignment.
Learners can count on a rapid turnaround on and detailed response from me on all assignments to help them progress throughout the course. A complete written report on each learner's progress and achievements throughout the course will be provided following the final class.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Main Text: Frankenstein 1818 Text (Penguin Edition) by Mary Shelley Readings to include (but are not necessarily limited to): * Myth of Prometheus by Ovid * Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus * Promethus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley * Paradise Lost by John Milton (excerpt) * The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge * Elements of Chemical Philosophy by Humphry Davies * How Kindness Became Our Forbidden Pleasure by Maria Popova * Teaching Humility in an Age of Arrogance by Michael Patrick Lynch * Why the London of British Literature Barely Changed for 200 Years by Sarah Laskow * The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy L. Sayers
Former High School Literature and Art History Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach
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