I was pleasantly surprised when he made it through the entire year without once complaining about the reading selection! He found it refreshing to read books from other cultural perspectives. What a blessing!
We found out that there are benefits to the student AND benefits to the transcript by taking a World Literature course in homeschool high school.
Here are 3 ways World Literature builds a powerful transcript:
1) Specific-topic courses look GREAT on a transcript. Rather than simply showing “Language Arts” on the transcript, “World Literature” adds SPARKLE. (And we all know that SPARKLE looks good to many colleges.)
2) World Literature on the transcript shows cultural awareness. American literature is wonderful, but it is written from an American perspective. People from other cultures and backgrounds have very different lifestyles and worldviews. It is good for our homeschool high schoolers to get to know other kinds of people. It is good for the transcript to show that our teens have done that.
3) World Literature is hip! World Literature is a hot-topic course. We Americans are learning to be proud of our country but global citizens as well. World Literature on the transcript is one way to show your homeschool high schooler is a global citizen. (Of course, we Christians should be global citizens as we “go into all the world and preach the gospel”.)
By the way, one great way to have a more comprehensive academic year is for your homeschool high schooler to study World Literature for Language Arts AND for Social Studies choose History and Philosophy of the Western World.
History: Modern History in 50 Events: From the Industrial Revolution to the Present (World History, History Books, People History) (History in 50 Events Series Book 7)
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