Classic Works

Materials for the Year


  1. This syllabus is intended to give an overview of the school year. The class assignments will follow the syllabus, but there will be changes from time to time. Specific assignments, however, will be posted week to week on the assignment page. If the assignment page and the syllabus disagree, please follow the assignment page. The assignments are numbered according to weeks. There will be no classes on November 29, December 20, December 27, and April 10, and no assignments will be given for those dates. The tentative Speech Night date is Friday at 6:30 p.m. on May 22.

Book Report Format Sheet

You will be reading at least one book listed in the appendix of your book on page 452.

Online Reading Materials

  1. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

  2. Franz Kafka’s “The Hunger Artist”

  3. George Orwell, Animal Farm, Politics and the English Language and Shooting an Elephant

  4. Article on George Orwell (2016)

  5. Alfred Tennyson’s Gareth and Lynette

  6. Stephen Leacock, “How to Live to be 200”

  7. R. F. Starzl, “If the Sun Died”

  8. King Arthur Tales

Online Study Materials

  1. Grade Sheet for the critical paper

  2. Study Guide for H.G. Wells’ Time Machine

  3. Study Guide Questions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  4. Act 1     Act 2     Act 3     Act 4     Act 5

  5. Assignment 2 Essay; Book

Online Tests

  1. Test on Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Lesson 1 Reading and Study Guide Material

  1. Reading Material for first assignment

  2. Study Guide Material for first assignment

Assignments for Classic Works of Imagination, Symbol and Allegory Class

The date listed is the day on which the assignment is given in class; the assignment is not due until the following week. Click on the hyperlink (specific date) for the assignment. Light gray indicates days when classes do not meet and no assignment will be given. See the learning objectives for the course here.


6     13     20     27


4     11     18     25


1     8     15     22    (29)


6     13     (20)     (27)


3     10     17     24     31


7     14     21     28


6     13     20     27


3     (10)     17     24


1      8     15     22     29