Chris,club190 wrote:Is anybody doing the World this year? Could you tell me why Silas Marner and Cry Beloved Country are the books of choice for the term? Those two are the only ones I don't have (save the TM and stuff like that) and I was wondering why ... why those books are chosen to be studied of course, but also, why aren't they already on my shelves! It's hard to be a bibliophile sometimes and this is one of those times!
What kinds of assignments are done with these selections? I'll check out the Notgrass book for sure but I don't think either Beloved Country or Silas Marner came up when my oldest read it a few years ago. Is it kind of like what we'll be doing this year with the Progeny Press Guides for 8th grade ECC? Are these books the ones that are studies deeply and then the Book Basket book list would be for simple reading?
I'm wondering how difficult it would be to substitute things. I know this course is still two years away for us but if he only has just a few books to analyze, those are the only two lit books I don't have already and I want to know if I could have him read something else that we already own. If the TM has explicit notes or assignments for them though, I'd just have him do it as it's written.
Is it possible that you haven't seen the full list of literature for WHL? There is a lot of lit that year.
As for those specific books, Beloved Country is probably part of the "world" focus, being that it's about Africa. It's a very standard literature study. Silas is more popular with Christians, as it is about character and such.
As for which books are studied in depth, I hope someone with experience chimes in, but at convention it appeared to me that all the literature was studied.