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Live Class: Advanced English Literature

Original price was: $690.00.Current price is: $655.50.

Journey to far-off places in Apologia’s Live Class: Advanced English Literature: Exploring Biblical Principles Through Literature. Your instructor, three-time published author, and conference speaker Cecelia Schmidt, will guide you and your classmates through reading and analyzing the themes of seven character-building books.

But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. -Matthew 13:16-17

GRADE LEVEL: 8th – 10th (recommended)
CLASS DATES: Aug 20, 2024-May 13, 2025
TIME: 11:30 am-12:30 pm ET

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Cecelia Schmidt

B.A. English, M.A. Biblical Counseling

Cecelia Schmidt is a former homeschool and Apologia student. She holds a B.A. in English from Thomas Edison State University and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Saved at four years old, Cecelia has been walking with the Lord ever since. Her life verse is Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

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In Apologia’s Live Advanced English Literature class, students will read seven character-building books by Lamplighter Ministries. These books aim to strengthen students’ relationship with Christ as they study the Christian themes woven throughout each book and apply those truths to their lives. Students will also learn to think critically about story elements, such as characters, plots, and themes.

Prerequisites: None
Course Credit: One High School English Credit


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Required Class Materials

  • A Peep Behind the Scenes by Mrs. O.F. Walton
  • Escape from the Eagle’s Nest by A.L.O.E.
  • The Bishop’s Shadow by I.T. Thurston
  • Shipwrecked, But Not Lost by Hon. Mrs. Dundas
  • Titus: A Comrade of the Cross by Florence M. Kingsley 
  • The Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman 
  • The Robbers’ Cave by A.L.O.E.
  • Computer with microphone

Course Topics

Biblical themes:

  • A Peep Behind the Scenes: The love of the Good Shepherd
  • Escape from the Eagle’s Nest: Evangelism, 
  • The Bishop’s Shadow: Killing bad habits and serving others
  • Shipwrecked, But Not Lost: Trusting in God’s sovereignty
  • Titus: A Comrade of the Cross: Self-sacrifice & self-denial
  • The Alabaster Box: Imitating Christ in loving service of others
  • The Robbers’ Cave: Shining as lights in the darkness

Course Specifics

At the end of each book study, students will be required to write a 500-word essay. At the conclusion of each semester, students will take an exam to quiz their knowledge of the books studied.

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