Grade 13 - Electives

British Literature (Credit: 0.50)

The rich history of the English language is explored through this study of British literature that spans from Old English and the Middle Ages to modern writers of the twentieth century. Discussion will also include a comparison of this British literature and the Bible. As a part of a complete learning management system, Ignitia British Literature is a self-directed course infused with technology-based lessons, tools, and exercises to enrich learning for students and streamline instruction and administrative tasks for teachers. Like all Ignitia courses, Bible verses (KJV) and biblical references support the development of a Christian worldview and encourage practical Christian living.

From Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charles Dickens and James Joyce, students enrolled in this exciting, interactive course will explore some of the foundational pieces of British literature, read the work of classic poets, and examine the fiction and prose that still influences literature today, not only in England, but all over the world. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia British Literature enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Sixteenth Century
  • The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • The Twentieth Century