World Lit Syllabus/Final Study Guide

 

World Literature

 

To be successful on the final, you must know

 

  1. The author and major characters for each of the works on the test.
  2. The characteristics of each of the units.  For example, which area began earning its independence in the 1940s.

 

  1. The literary terms we’ve studied in this course.
  2. The following literary works:

            The Iliad

            The poems of Sappho

            From The Apology

            “Lot’s Wife” both poems

            “The Myth of Sisyphus”

            “The Night Face Up”

            “The Luck of Teodoro Mendez Acubal”

            “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”

            “The Day of the Butterfly”

            Things Fall Apart

            “Tribal Scars”

            The Other Side of the Sky

             from the Analects

             from the Tao Te Ching

            “The Drover’s Wife”

 

5.         Vocbulary

           

aesthetic                      affront                         amenity                       askance

behemoth                    benign                         burnish                        cabal

charlatan                      chicanery                     cognizant                     decorous

deprecate                     discomfit                     dissidence                   eclectic

efficacy                       engender                     epicurean                     euphemism

forgo                           gainsay                        ghoulish                       gregarious

innate                          irreparable                   laconic                         luminous

mesmerize                   moratorium                  mutable                       necromancer

obtuse                          onerous                        perfunctory                 pittance

progeny                       rebuff                          reconnoiter                  sequester

seraphic                       tantamount                  visionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Course Title: World Literature

Credit(s): 1

Teacher: Mr. Ron Fredrick

Phone #: 219-365-8551 x 512

FAX #: 219-365-7156

E-Mail: rfredric@lcscmail.com

Survey of World Literature
Blue Day

All assignments are due on the date indicated on the syllabus. For example, on August 21st, we will discuss Book 1 (pages 210-228) of The Iliad in class. That means those pages are to be read before the start of class on that day. All assignments lose 10% for each day late. All due assignments are expected to be handed in on the first day following any absence to receive full credit. All tests are expected to be made up during the first day back following any absence.

Aug 13 – Introduction to class
Aug 15 – “Homer Through…” (248); Ancient Greece (202)
Aug 19 – Intro: Iliad
Aug 21 – Presentation; Iliad: Book I (210); Response to Literature due.
Aug 23 – Presentation; Vocab Unit 10 Due; (Iliad)
Aug 27 – Presentation; Iliad Book XXII (228)
Aug 29 – Vocab Test; Presentation; Iliad
Sep 3 – Presentation; Sappho: All 4 poems (257-8)
Sep 5 – Ancient Rome (338); Virgil: The Aeneid, Book II: (367)
Sep 9 – Vocab Unit 11 Due; The Aeneid
Sep 11 -- Vocab Test; “The Trojans” (386)
Sep 13 – Presentation; Europe (860)
Sep 17 -- “Lot’s Wife” (x2) (974 - 979); Response to Literature due.
Sep 19 – Presentation; “War”; Unit Test: Rome and Greece
Sep 23 – “The Myth of Sisyphus” (1012); Intro TOSOTS
Sep 25 – Presentation; Southwest Asia (410); South Central Asia (488)
Sep 27 – Presentation; The Other Side of the Sky (1-52)
Oct 1 – Presentation; The Other Side of the Sky (53-113)
Oct 3 – Presentation; Vocab Unit 12 Due; The Other Side of the Sky (114–165)
Oct 7 – Presentation; Vocab Test; The Other Side of the Sky (166-213)
Oct 9 – Presentation; Vocab Unit 13 Due; The Other Side of the Sky (214-end)
Oct 11 – Presentation; Unit Test: The Other Side of the Sky
Oct 15 – Presentation; Modern Americas (1084)
Oct 17 – Vocab Test; “The Night…” (1110); Response to Literature due.
Oct 21 – Presentation; “The Luck of…” (1092)
Oct 23 – Presentation; “The Day of the Butterfly” (1143)
Oct 28 – “Handsomest Drowned Man” (1135)
Oct 30 – Presentation; Modern Africa (98-105)
Nov 1 –Presentation; “”The Voter” (128)
Nov 5 – Presentation; Intro TFA
Nov 7 – Presentation; Things Fall Apart (Chapters 1-6)
Nov 11 – Things Fall Apart (Chapters 7-11)
Nov 13 – Presentation; Things Fall Apart (Chapter 12-18))
Nov 15 – Presentation; Things Fall Apart (to end)
Nov 19 – Presentation; Things Fall Apart
Nov 21 – Presentation; Southeast Asia (680)
Nov 25 – Presentation; Vocab 14; “Drover’s Wife” (693)
Nov 27 –Test: Things Fall Apart
Dec 3–Presentation; Vocab Test; East Asia (582);
Dec 5 – Present; Vocab 15; Analects (591); Tao Te Ching (595)
Dec 9 – Presentation; Vocab Test; “The Flood” (436); “Pandora” (Handout);
Dec 11 –Presentation; Qur’an (449); Rig Veda (497)
Dec 13 – “Cracking the Maya Code” (1038); Popul Voh (1041)
Dec 17 – Final Exam? “Coyote” (1046); “Coyote Finishes His Work” (1047)
Dec 19 – Final Exam?


Course Description:
World literature surveys literature written by major authors of the Western and Eastern worlds. This course takes a comparative approach to analyzing representative works produced by writers of various nationalities. Reading, writing, and vocabulary are part of this course.

Textbook/Resources:
• Glencoe Literature World Literature 2002 edition
• Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G
• Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
• The Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi

Supplies:
• Text book
• notebook
• writing utensils
• vocabulary book

Learning Goals: Upon completion of this course students will
• Interpret and apply literary terms and devices
• Effectively compare and contrast literary selections
• Effectively apply research skills to support an argument
• Respond analytically to literature orally and in writing
• Master new vocabulary terms and incorporate them into their speaking and writing

Course Expectations:

The major objective is to have all students learn and be successful in this class. No student has the right to interfere in any way with my ability to teach and students to learn.

1. All students are expected to follow the outlined procedures as stated in the LCHS Code of Conduct.
2. Students are expected to bring required materials to class each day.
3. Students are expected to contribute in a meaningful way to class discussions of all literature selections.
4. Students are expected to come to class with all assigned readings completed.


Grade Determination:

Examinations/Assessments


% of Grade
Vocabulary 15
Literature
30

% of Grade

Presentation
10

% of Grade

Writing/Projects
15

% of Grade

Tests
30

% of Grade


Semester Formula:

First 9 weeks =
43%

of the semester grade

Second 9 weeks =
43%

of the semester grade

Final Exam =
14%

of the semester grade

Late Work Policy:
• Work is accepted one class period after due date for 50% credit
• Late work will not be accepted for any credit beyond one late class period

Methods of Instruction:
We use a variety of learning strategies to accommodate many learning styles:
Modeling Read aloud Visual presentations
KWL Reading guides Process writing
Class discussion Group reading Oral presentations
Pre-reading Group discussion Partner work
Re-reading Videos


Grading Scale:

92.5 – 100
89.5 - 92.49
86.5 - 89.49
82.5 - 86.49
79.5 - 82.49
76.5 - 79.49
72.5 - 76.49
69.5 - 72.49
66.5 - 69.49
62.5 - 66.49
59.5 - 62.49
0 - 59.49 A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

 

 

 

 

 

 


Additional Information:
 

Course Outline:
WORLD LITERATURE CURRICULUM

Unit: Ancient Greece and Rome
Assignments: Introduction to Greece - (202-209)
from the Iliad: Book I, Book XXII - epic poem (210-245)
"The Apology" -- nonfiction (328)
4 poems by Sappho:
"Most Beautiful..." (258)
"In My Eyes..." (258)
"Some Say..." (259)
"For My Mother..." (259)

Literary Terms:
1. Epic hero
2. Diction
3. Characterization
4. Epic simile
5. Descriptive language
6. Epithet
7. Rhyme
8. Imagery
9. Formal speech

Assignments: Introduction to Rome - (338-346)
from the Aeneid (368)
"The Trojans" (387)

Literary Terms:
1. Narrative poetry
2. Imagery
3. Allusion
4. Author's purpose

Unit: Modern Europe

Assignments: Introduction to Modern Europe - (860-867)
"The Myth of Sisyphus" - nonfiction (1013)
"War" (959)
"Lot's Wife" - poem (975)
"Lot's Wife"- poem (978)

Literary Terms:
1. Dramatic irony 10. Tone
2. Plot 11. Imaging
3. Characterization 12. Description
4. Foreshadowing 13. Speaker
5. Theme 14. Paradox
6. Character 15. Persuasion
7. Climax 16. Author's purpose
8. Realism 17. Elaborating
9. Style

Course Outline (continued):
Unit: Modern Americas

Assignments: Introduction to Modern Americas - (1084-1091)
"The Night Face Up" -- short story (1111)
"The Luck" -- short story (1093) - presentations
"Day of the Butterfly" -- short story (1143) - presentation
"Handsomest Drowned..." -- short story (1135)
ARA #1 "A Walk to the Jetty" --short story (1180)

Literary Terms:
1. Third person point of view
2. Dramatic irony
3. Hyperbole
4. Extended metaphor
5. Characterization
6. Prose poem

Unit: Southwest/South Central Asia

Assignments: Introduction to Southwest/South Central Asia -
The Other Side of the Sky

Literary Terms:
1. Personification
2. Theme
3. Speaker
4. Imagery

Unit: East Asia and the Pacific

Assignments: Introduction to East Asia and the Pacific - (582-589)
from the Analects -- nonfiction (591)
"Tao Te Ching" -- nonfiction (595)

Literary Terms:
1. Maxims
2. Parallelism
3. Paradox
4. Implied comparison
5. Imagery
6. Figurative language
7. Epigraph

Unit: Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Assignments: Introduction to Southeast Asia and the Pacific - 680-687)
"Drover's Wife" -- short story (693)

Literary Terms:
1. Protagonist/antagonist
2. Figures of speech
3. Symbol
4. Narrator
5. Setting
6. Character
7. Irony

Course Outline (continued):
Unit: Modern Africa

Assignments: Introduction to Modern Africa - (98-105)
“The Voter” – short story (128)
ARA # 2 "Tribal Scars" -- short story (115)
Things Fall Apart

Literary Terms:
1. Frame story
2. Motivation
3. Imagery
4. Free verse

Course Major Readings and Assignments/Projects at a Glance:
1. Novel: Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
2. Nonfiction: The Other Side of the Sky – Farah Ahmedi
3. Oral Presentation: Students select short story or poem not covered in class and present it to the class. This assignment includes a 2 - 3 page paper.
4. Vocabulary: Units 10 - 15 in the Sadler-Oxford Level G book
Quizzes over each unit - no review tests
5. Teacher discretion project: Teachers are to choose one additional assignment that will include another 2-3 page paper. The exact type of assignment is left to the teacher's discretion.
6. Writing - 1. Response to Literature
2. Comparison/Contrast

Compare/Contrast Essay Writing Time Frame:
Three Weeks
Objectives:
1. Students will write a contrast/compare essay based upon research.
2. Students will research a topic.
3. Students will gather and chart information for a contrast/comparison essay.
4. Students will use a works cited entry located either at the end of the written report.
5. Students will use block or point by point organization for writing an essay.
6. Students will use documentation to credit sources.
7. Students will work in groups to critique work.
8. Students will identify an audience for publication.

Assignment: Students will write a contrast/comparison paper in which they compare two consumer products using consumer magazines as the source of information (minimum-one magazine)
 


 
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