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  

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.  Please note:  Students MUST have the books with them in class when they are required.


Texts Used:

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

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

India:  Nectar in a Sieve

Jewish/Israel/Eastern European:  Alicia:  My Story

China:   Life and Death in Shanghai

Africa:   Things Fall Apart 

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

Europe:  Lord of the Flies, 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 which will be used through the year.  Payment is due the first day of class.)

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

Minimum:  5

Maximum:  25

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