All homeschool students are required to take an English/Language Arts course during each of their high school years. We don’t often use “boxed curriculum” in our homeschool therefore over the years we have pulled together many different resources to create meaningful Language Arts courses to address subjects such as writing, literature, vocabulary, and more.
As my children began moving into the high school years I started to worry about whether I was including enough and the correct type of content to build a full high school credit course for my students.
During my research for high school level courses I was happy to discover a practical, interesting, and comprehensive English/Language Arts program designed specifically for homeschool students by 7 Sisters Homeschool. This year we are studying World History and the World Literature: A Full-Year High School Course by 7 Sisters Homeschool is a great compliment to our course of study.
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Even though we have been homeschooling our children from the beginning, I found myself a bit overwhelmed when I started to plan for my student’s high school level coursework. When I have questions about a new (to me) aspect of homeschooling I like to seek advice and input from other homeschool families, especially those who have already reached important milestones on their homeschool journeys.
7 Sisters Homeschool is one of the resources I rely on for information about homeschooling high school. The veteran homeschool moms behind 7 Sisters Homeschool have helped each other make it all the way through to high school graduation and have used their experience and knowledge to create curriculum and resources to help other homeschool families successfully homeschool through high school as well.
World Literature: A Full-Year High School Course
What is included:
- World Literature: A Full-Year High School Course curriculum includes everything needed for students to earn a high school/college-prep credit in English/Language Arts. It encompass: reading/literature, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and public speaking.
- There is a table available to help families adjust the curriculum so students can earn advanced or honors credit for this course if desired.
- Students read one book each month of the school year and complete a corresponding study guide. Study guides include: pre-reading information, background on the book/author, vocabulary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and enrichment activities. The World Literature Course book list includes:
- The Epic of Gilgamesh
- Plato’s Republic
- The Three Musketeers
- Les Miserables
- Uncle Vanya
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- The Good Earth
How we use it in our home/what we like about this curriculum:
- We have participated in a homeschool book club for many years. Although my children were not big readers when they were young, our book club helped them become much more excited about reading new books because they liked discussing and exploring books with friends. We are continuing our book club through the high school years and the World Literature Course fits the style and needs of our book club perfectly! By using this curriculum we can continue to include meaningful discussions and writing assignments in our book club activities. And the best part for me, as the teacher, is that my preparation work is minimal! The course materials contain all of the information I need to keep our book club engaged and on track.
- This year our high school level history studies are focused on world history. The World Literature Course is an amazing companion to our history studies. My students are able to dive further into the history topics we are covering by reading related books and participating in meaningful discussions.
- Flexibility is always important in our homeschool efforts. My children enjoy history and literature but they each have different interests within those subject areas. This course offers many different writing assignment options, independent reading suggestions, and supplemental activities so students can customize their coursework to fit their interests and abilities.
Where can you find the World Literature: A Full-Year High School Course?
World Literature and other high school credit language arts courses are available as a downloadable e-books from 7SistersHomeschool.com.
Literature Guides Bundles available from 7 Sisters Homeschool include:
~ Written by Susan. As a veteran educator, Susan is always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for her family. Her family’s favorite subjects to study together are history, geography, and literature. Susan shares her family’s educational adventures at Education Possible.