The saga behind C. S. Lewis lesson plans…
We had a great start to my son’s sophomore year…he made huge leaps of progress. Then we became one of the families affected by the closing of Landry online school.
I found myself having to create a class to complete his English credit. He had his heart set on Tolkien…but after scavenging through my cabinets…I discovered more items for teaching about C. S. Lewis.
Yes, I needed this class to be inexpensive due to the time of year and circumstances. So the items I pulled together were found in my house and/or donated by friends. I was blessed my homeschooling friends offered help. Thankfully my daughter had studied C.S. Lewis when she was in high school and I had already purchased The Great Courses audio.
While this may seen like a lot of resources…it is just a plan…the main goal is the exposure to the many books of Lewis…the depth can come later.
C. S. Lewis Lesson Plan:
I created a 15 week C. S. Lewis lesson plan containing the following materials:
- The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis by The Great Courses
- The Space Trilogy study guide from 7 Sisters Homeschool
- Till We Have Faces study guide from Illuminations Year 1
- Mere Christianity study guide from Illuminations Year 1
- APA Style Research Paper Writing Guide from 7 Sisters Homeschool
- Hillsdale Online Lewis Class
I am excited for him to complete the Hillsdale classes…and extremely blessed for them to be free.
I found that Bible Gateway has a daily devotional based on C.S. Lewis’s writing. I had my son sign up to receive the daily emails.
C. S. Lewis Lesson Plan Books:
While he is only completing study guides for a few books, I am planning on him reading other C. S. Lewis books like The Joyful Christian, Grief Observed, The Great Divorce, and C. S. Lewis biography.
C.S. Lewis Lesson Plan Movies:
Thankfully my son will be able to watch these movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime
C. S. Lewis Lesson Plan Audio:
C. S. Lewis Lesson Plan Notebook Page:
I created this notebook for my son to take notes. He can take notes on books, movies, and audio. This will be used when he writes his 8 page paper on C. S. Lewis.
Click on the photo to download the page.
Here is what my C. S. Lewis lesson plan looks like. The 7 Sisters Homeschool study guides are not broken down by days…so I have left that open ended for my son to decide how many questions to answer each day.
The Illuminations guides however, do give assignments for each day of the week.
Watching a movie and reading a book are more reminders for him to complete that part of the lesson plan. I try to leave room for my kids to make decisions on when assignments get completed.