Jane Austen: A Guide to Christian Life
Jane Austen: A Guide to the Christian Life is a book club where we will discuss the wisdom and wit of Jane Austen. Students will read excerpts from the book Jane Austen’s Genius Guide to Life, which analyzes the spiritual wisdom of Jane Austen, as well as Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. We will read Pride and Prejudice and excerpts from Jane Austen’s Genius Guide to Life over the course of six weeks. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the novel, learn about the Regency era, and produce a creative project. This course is targeted for middle to high school ages.
Jane Austen’s Genius Guide to Life by Haley Stewart
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Julie Boudreaux has been a teacher at a brick-and-mortar school for two years. She has taught Creative Writing, Geography, American Literature, and Modern World History and Literature. Her journey with classical education began in middle school and she has been captivated by its truth and beauty ever since. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. At Scholé Academy, she offers tutoring services and teaches summer courses. Julie is dedicated to cultivating joy for learning in her students. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Webcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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