Survey of History, Literature, and Art

In this exciting new integrated humanities class offered in conjunction with history instructor Bill Kelly of Axiom Education and art instructor Ann Shultz, we illustrate the strong connections and causal relationships between historical events and trends in literature and the visual arts. In the first 8-week session, we will be focusing on the California Gold Rush, frontier literature, and the evolving art of the period, in particular the plein aire landscape artists.

Topics of the 8-week courses in this series include:

  • The California Gold Rush: The California Gold Rush, frontier literature, and the evolving art of the period, in particular the plein aire landscape artists.
  • The Great Migration and Harlem Renaissance: The effects of the Great Migration on the evolution of African-American art and literature from the Harlem Renaissance to Hip Hop culture
  • Plague/Renaissance: The long-term impact of the Black Death on society, literature, and art, from the invention of the printing press to the birth of the European Renaissance
  • Civil War: The influence of literature and art on historical events and vice versa, focusing on the shift from Romanticism to Realism in the decades before and after the Civil War and Reconstruction

Grades 6-12

Meets 1.25 hours per week for eight weeks per session during the school year and two hours per day for five days in the summer.

To enroll for summer, please visit our Summer Enrichment Classes page.

To enroll for fall, please visit the Homeschool Campus website.