Literature & Fashion: Anne of Green Gables – Junior Instructor – Early Semester


    “Books are adventures contained in white pages, and I am so excited to share this one with you!”  ~Leah the Fashion Fan



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    Literature and Fashion: Anne of Green Gables course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Junior InstructorLeah the Fashion Fan
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Grades 6-7 • Middle School
    Grades 7-8 • Junior High
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnMondays, 2:00 - 2:50 PM Pacific - Early Semester - 8/15/22 - 10/15/22

    Have you ever read a book and wondered what it would be like to live within its pages? Maybe you even dreamed of befriending the characters, or maybe a description of food was so realistic that you longed to try it. There are so many aspects of a story that an author has to balance to make it work. When done properly, however, a novel can come alive even more so than a movie.

    One aspect of a novel often underestimated is fashion. In films, the creators have no choice but to give characters costumes. In a novel, though, the author can easily not give much thought to this subject. So, we’re going to go ahead and jump in!

    In this course, we will read and discuss a timeless classic: Anne of Green Gables. Additionally, we learn the basics of Victorian fashion. During the last webinar, students will present a project based on one of the characters from the book.

    I hope you will join me on this literary and design adventure. Let’s explore Avonlea together!

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Two forums and/or projects.
    • 4-5 chapters of reading

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Primary instruction and guided discussions are provided during live webinars.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) in online class discussions.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 5th-grade level or above.
    • Write a few sentences independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • Anne of Green Gables – original/unabridged