Eastside Academic Studies


World Literature

Teacher: Grace Bailey
Date/Time: Tuesday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Room: 259/261
Department: Language Arts - High School
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

One Core Credit

Grades 9-12  (Exceptions will be made for diligent 8th graders)

This class is focused primarily on the literature of the various time periods and cultures of our world.  Emphasis is placed on exploring the literature, finding themes, identifying styles and exploring development of literature through the ages.  One of the primary themes that will be explored is “war and peace in literature”.  Students who participate in this class need to be diligent and strong readers.  Books may be ordered or checked out from the library.  If you will be checking them out from the library, please make sure to ensure availability.  Also, some of these titles are “free” Kindle downloads.


Texts Used:


Ancient:  Aeneid Selections, Poetry of Catullus & Juvenal  (provided by instructor)

Middle Ages/Renaissance:  Conversion of the Harlot Thais (provided by instructor), Henry V

India:  Nectar in a Sieve

China:   Life and Death in Shanghai

Africa:  The Bride Price (girls)  Things Fall Apart (guys)

Latin America:  Selections from Marquez and Neruda (provided by instructor)

Europe:  Persuasion, All Quiet on the Western Front, Right Ho Jeeves, Strong Poison, The Gulag Archipelago (selections)

Tuition:  Sept-May $65/mo  (One time 30.00 fee for photo copying literary sources for students to be used through the year.)

Take $5 off per month per student for families with multiple students enrolled in Bailey courses in a current year.

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Bailey directly at:  gabhistory@gmail.com

Minimum:  5

Maximum:  25

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