Lesson Plans, Readings with Questions, and Sample Essays:

Lesson on the Poetry of Bruce Dale Wise (Society of Classical Poets Competition Winner)

Bruce Dale Wise poetry (includes questions)

Essay Comparing Two Bruce Dale Wise Sonnets (includes questions analyzing the essay)

 

Lesson on “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Contemporary Poem Modeled on it by Evan Mantyk (“A Psalm of Christmas”). Also includes contemporary historical context of the persecution of Falun Gong:

Psalm of Life by Longfellow, Psalm of Christmas by Mantyk (includes questions)

 

Global History Lesson: Excerpt of Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso from the Divine Comedy.

Dante’s Paradiso Excerpt with Questions

 

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Featured Image: Painting by Pieter Isaacsz (1569-1625)depicting a lecture in a knight academy, painted for Rosenborg Castle as part of a series of seven paintings depicting the seven independent arts.

 

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