Course Registration No. LIT-601

COURSE OVERVIEW


A one-semester course, worth five high school credits.  Course plan studying three Shakespearean plays.  Weeks 1-6: Hamlet with CliffsComplete. Weeks 7-11: Progeny Press Study Guide study of The Merchant of Venice or Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet or Othello (choose one).  Weeks 12-16: CliffsComplete study of one of the following comedies: Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, or The Tempest.

 

 

BOOKS AND MATERIALS


Hamlet (Cliffs Complete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare, Terri Mategrano
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Cliffs Notes, 2000. .
  • ISBN: 0764585681        978-0764585685
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1996)

  • Author: Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Warner Home Video, 2007. Two DVD disc set.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

Teaching the Classics DVD and Workbook

  • Author: Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews
  • Publisher/Copyright: : The Center for Literary Education, 2017. Print and DVD.
  • ISBN: 0988898993        978-0988898998
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Macbeth (Progeny Press Study Guide)

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Progeny Press, 2007. .
  • ISBN: 1586093746        978-1586093747
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Macbeth (The Pelican Shakespeare)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher/Copyright: 2000: Penguin Classics, . Print.
  • ISBN: 0140714782        978-0140714784
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

The Taming of the Shrew (CliffsComplete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0764587293        978-0764587290
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

 

STAA Study Guide: European Studies I, A Track (Research Papers • Rhetoric IA • Church History IIA • Catholic Apologetics A • European History IA • Shakespeare • Art & Architecture IIA)

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: Lulu

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

STAA Study Guide: European Studies II, B Track (Composition IIB • European History IIB • Shakespeare • Economics)

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier: Lulu

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

A Midsummer Night's Dream (CliffsComplete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Cliffs Notes, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 0764586726        978-0764586729
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

96 pages.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Merchant of Venice (Progeny Press Study Guide)

  • ISBN: 1586093754        978-1586093754
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Romeo and Juliet (Progeny Press Study Guide)

  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1586093800        978-1586093808
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

66 pages; Progeny Press (August 1, 2007)

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

The Tempest (CliffsComplete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0764585762        978-0764585760
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Twelfth Night (CliffsComplete)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0764585770        978-0764585777
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

 

 

 


 

What questions can we answer for you?

We would love to hear from you!  Please reach out with your questions by phone or email, schedule a courtesy telephone consultation with an advisor, or submit an enrollment application if you are ready to start planning for the upcoming school year.

 

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Texas

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