A Novel Education's The Secret Garden course is a Level 3 6-week course in which you will learn the novel itself, how to read closely and analyze the story, plus multiple other subjects including history, geography, art, and writing.
This course isn't just about learning and enjoying The Secret Garden. It uses the story to explore other subjects, which not only helps the
student understand and connect with the novel better, it excites more
interest in the subjects being studied.
Each weekly module contains one video
lecture and includes written, hands-on, and internet assignments.
Student questions and further discussion will be addressed via email and
Student Learning Outcomes
- A complete understanding of The Secret Garden
- An understanding of Britain and imperial colonies in the early 19th century
- Knowledge of the geography of Britain and India
- An understanding of flower and plant science
- Knowledge of various native animals in Britain and India
- Essay writing and journaling skills
You will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course:
- Listening to the videos once per week
- Completing the study guide chapter by chapter
- Completing the Activities for Learning assignments each week
- Completing 2 essays by the end of the course
- Completing the activities and projects for other subjects as assigned
- Copy of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Internet connection
- Access to email and Facebook
- Computer for viewing course videos and powerpoints and for research as necessary
- Binder or other folder to keep course work and study guide in
- Art supplies
Since before I was able to read for myself, I have been passionate about books. My time as a children's librarian and public school educator led me to the decision to homeschool my two youngest boys. From the beginning, we have used a literature-rich curriculum in our homeschool. Eight years later, I have combined all my experience and knowledge into courses to help your homeschoolers not only understand literature but use it to understand other subjects, too.
I blog at Lit Mama, providing advice and activities for creating excitement about reading in kids of all ages. My YA novel, Frog's Princess, is available at Amazon. I've been a featured writer on several sites, including Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers and Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus, as well as in Mary Jane's Farm Magazine.