Sunday, February 26, 2006

British Isles Reading List (in progress)

I'm working on a British Isles (mostly British) history/literature list for Ria (7th grade) to take her through the rest of the year. This is a very rough cut. Suggestions are welcome. She's very enthusiastic about this general topic, so I'd like to get through whatever good stuff is also age appropriate (she will be earning some sort of reward at the end).

The Magna Carta (document)
A Man for All Seasons (movie)
Beowulf (audio)
Middle English Reader selections
Vision Book on Edmund Campion
If All the Swords in England
Augustine Came to Kent
Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal

Selections from Padraic Colum's book of Irish stories
Selections from the Saints of Ireland by Mary D'Arcy

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice

Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre


Geoffrey Chaucer
1 or 2 Canterbury tales

G.K. Chesterton
2 novels of her choice
listen to St. Francis or St Thomas Aquinas
continue learning Ballad of the White Horse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Kubla Kahn

Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe (audio)

Charles Dickens
Pickwick Papers
Tale of Two Cities (audio)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes

Allen French
The Lost Baron
The Red Keep

Elizabeth Janet Gray
Adam of the Road

Roger Lancelyn Green
The Adventures of Robin Hood

Cynthia Harnett
Sign of the Green Falcon
Merchant's Mark
Stars of Fortune

Elizabeth Ince
Thomas More of London

Eleanore Jewett
Big John's Secret
Hidden Treasure of Glaston

John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn

E.L. Konigsburg
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

John Milton

Frank Morriss
Alfred of Wessex: The King Who Saved His Country

Madeleine Polland
Fingal's Quest

Howard Pyle
The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

Sir Walter Scott

William Shakespeare
Sonnets (audio)
learn a sonnet of her choice
Taming of the Shrew (group read-aloud)

Edmund Spencer
Faerie Queen (selections)

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sister M. Imelda Wallace
Outlaws of Ravenhurst

P.G. Wodehouse
Leave it to Psmith

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