“True religion should be able to respond to the dark melodies, the faulty and hideous sounds that echo from the heart of men.” (Shusaku Endo). What is the difference between religion and culture? What does Christianity look like across the globe? What do Christians do when God feels distant? These are just a few of the deep questions posed by our literature in 12th grade. While learning essential writing skills for college, students will also grow in their ability to answer these questions, in preparation for their entrance into the culture at large

Supplies Needed:

  • ½” Binder 
  • Tab dividers 
  • Composition notebook for a journal
  • File Folder any color for things I return (label with student name)
  • college ruled paper hole-punch (in binder)
  • pens
  • pencils
  • highlighters

Books Needed:

Julius Caesar (No Fear Shakespeare)

The Odyssey by Homer (Fitzgerald version)

The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
ISBN -10 0007461240 and ISBN-13 978-0007461240

British poets: Yeats, Shelley, Hopkins, Yeats, Arnold, Donne, Arnold

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN-13 979-8840069004

*Bible: The Book of Romans

“A Modest Proposal” (Essay/satire)

1984 – George Orwell: Signet ISBN-10 9780451524935 and ISBN-13 978-0451524935

Vocabulary Power Plus
$15 for Vocabulary Power Plus – RCA will purchase this book in bulk for the students to be reimbursed by families.)