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Women in Literature: Pioneers of the Scary, Spooky, and Unexplained
In this ongoing class, students will learn about women authors who were pioneers in literature, specifically in the horror genre.
Jennifer Smith (she/her)
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Once per week
learners per class
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During each class meeting, we will study a different woman writer of horror/science fiction. Each lesson will include a mini-biography, excerpts from the writer's works, and a brief summary of what qualifies her as a pioneer in the world of the scary, spooky, and unexplained. We will also look at modern-day evidence of these pioneering women of horror's influence on later writers. SCHEDULE: Mar 22: Margaret Cavendish Mar 29: Anne Radcliffe Apr 5: Mary W. Shelly Apr 12: Regina Maria Roche...
Students will gain knowledge of pioneering women writers of the horror/science fiction genres and will also learn to recognize their influence on modern-day writers.
I am a certified teacher with seven years' experience in the public school system. I am a veteran homeschool parent who has graduated one child. I am currently home educating my younger son, who is a senior this year. Also, I have taught high school Literature & Mythology classes at homeschool co-ops over the past several years. I have led both my children and other students in discussions of sensitive topics on numerous occasions. I also teach workshops for adults in the areas of literature, mythology, and poetry.
No homework is required, but further study of the writers is encouraged. I will offer suggested resources to those who are interested in learning more.
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Learner progress will be assessed through class discussions and participation.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There will be discussions of horror, which will include the topic of violence and sometimes sexual references. All discussions will be handled in a sensitive and age-appropriate manner, with ample time given to students to share their thoughts.
Jennifer Smith (she/her)"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting." - Plutarch
111 total reviews
153 completed classes
I teach Literature, Writing, Poetry, Mythology, Folklore, History, and Philosophy classes for Middle and High School. I also teach a wide range of classes for elementary-aged students and preschoolers. I have a degree in Elementary Education; I...