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Introducing Self-Paced Literature Unit Study

Alyssa Esposito | April 19, 2024

Spark your student’s love of literature with an Apologia Self-Paced Literature Unit Study.

In this four-part literature unit study, students will have access to an audio narration of the novel for the course, video lessons, review questions, automatically graded tests, and optional essay topics. This self-directed Unit Study will provide all the learning tools needed for students to understand and master the rich concepts of the novel.

The four books, one for each course, are all part of the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series and aim to strengthen students’ relationship with Christ as they study the Christian themes woven throughout the book and apply those truths to their lives. Students will also learn to think critically about story elements, such as characters, plots, and themes.


Self-Paced Literature Unit Study

The Basket of Flowers

The Basket of Flowers - Self-Paced Literature Unit Study

The Basket of Flowers is the first book of the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series by Christoph von Schmid.

James, the king’s gardener, teaches his 15-year-old daughter, Mary, all the principles of godliness through his flowers. When she is falsely accused of stealing, for which the penalty is death, Mary remembers what her father taught her: that it is better to die for the truth than to live for a lie.

Major themes of this novel include honesty, purity, and courage.

Grade Level: 6th-9th (recommended)


A Peep Behind the Scenes

A Peep Behind the Scenes - Self-Paced Literature Unit Study

A Peep Behind the Scenes, by Mrs. O.F. Walton, in the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series.

As an actress, Rosalie’s life seems perfect from the outside looking in. However, she is lost and in need of saving, especially when the only one she loves is taken from her. It is through her pain that she comes to realize the Good Shepherd has been seeking her and loving her all along.

Major themes of this novel include the love of the Good Shepherd.

Grade Level: 6th-9th (recommended)


The Light in the Robber’s Cave

The Light in the Robber's Cave - Self-Paced Literature Unit StudyThe Light in the Robbers Cave, by Charlotte Maria Tucker, in the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series.

Horace is a rebellious young man who cares only for himself. However, things change quickly for Horace when he is taken against his will into the robbers’ cave. God brings some interesting people into his life who help him discover light in the darkness.

Major themes of this novel include evangelism and shining as lights in the darkness.

Grade Level: 6th-9th (recommended)


The Giant Killer

The Giant Killer - Self-Paced Literature Unit Study

The Giant Killer,  by Charlotte Maria Tucker, in the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series.

When ten-year-old twins, Adolphus and Constantine, are sent away to live with the family of their private tutor, they must adapt to life where fun seems to be in short supply.

Major themes of this novel include fighting against temptation and conquering your giants.

Grade Level: 6th-9th (recommended)


What’s Included in Each Course?

Students will receive access to this Self-Paced Unit Study for one year from the date of purchase. They will complete the Unit Study through the Canvas learning platform. Access to the course includes:

NOTE: You will not receive any physical copies of the novel, Audiobook, or Video Lessons. These items are incorporated into the online Self-Paced portal.

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