Classic Adventure Literature is a half-unit course that allows students to explore several classic adventure novels: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Emphasis is on the basic elements of a novel (plot, character, and setting), while students learn to read actively.
In completing this subject, students analyze the authors’ use of basic literary elements in the four novels by answering objective questions and providing written answers. In the process students discuss such topics as how the setting affects the plot, how the style affects the tone, and where the climax of a novel occurs. Students are expected to use graphic organizers and character maps in preparing their analyses.
There are 4 examinations in Classic Adventure Literature.
London, The Call of the Wild, Dover; Tolkien, The Hobbit, Ballantine Books; Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days, Dover; Stevenson, Treasure Island, Dover.