C. S. Lewis Lesson Plan for High School

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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:

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.

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  1. This is so helpful, Stacey! Thank you for posting. It will actually be a help to my son who just started college as well. He is in a C.S. Lewis book study group, so I sent him several of the links you recommended.

    • Stacey Lane says:

      Yeah! I was so thankful to be able to pull everything together for a class…good luck to your son on his college course!

  2. "Jill" says:

    I haven’t taken classes from Landry, but I was surprised to read in your e-mail that they closed up shop. You’ve done a great job coming up with this semester-long class, Stacey! My son did a one-credit Tolkien class which was spread out over several years. I didn’t know that Hillsdale offered these free classes (I just checked to see if they had one on Tolkien that we might have used, but they don’t.) I hope the class is a success!

    • Stacey Lane says:

      Thanks! Asking friends on Facebook for ideas can be a big help.

  3. Heidi Shaw says:

    Thank you Stacey! So great. I am wondering if there is any way to get access to the study guides from Illuminations without purchasing the whole year? Out of budget for us for sure..the guides would probably be good though!

  4. I love this! C S Lewis is one of my favorite writers. I might have to come back here and steal your ideas if I need this for one of my high schoolers next year.

    • Stacey Lane says:

      Susan…so glad for there to be something for you to use…you are always sharing great stuff!

  5. I love making my own lessons plans. These are great! And, I believe you couldn’t go wrong with C.S. Lewis.

  6. This looks great! Saving it for my younger two kids!

  7. Amy says:

    Wow! Pinning this to use with my boys when they are old enough. Thanks so much for creating & sharing:)

  8. Erin says:

    What a great example of working with what you’ve got to pull off a fantastic curriculum/unit!

  9. I love this! SO helpful! C.S. Lewis is one of our favorites and this looks like the perfect study. <3

  10. Christa says:

    Illuminations does not have the Mere Christianity or Til We Have Faces study guides listed. Is there somewhere else to find them?

    • Stacey Lane says:

      I probably should have selected guides that could be purchased separately. But Mere Christianity is a high school guide in Illuminations Year 1 Summer Guide and Till We Have Faces is High school guide in year 1 too.

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