C.S. Lewis said, “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
Often Chronicles of Narnia is considered as elementary or perhaps middle school reading, however this class is specifically designed for High Schoolers. This is not only a Literature class, it is also part Bible Study, part Philosophy, part critical thinking, part Worldview, and Part Theology!
By reading and studying this series as a teen (or even adult), a new understanding arises of the Spiritual depth of Lewis’ writings. Teens will investigate a deeper level of personal growth by:
- Not only seeing the analogy of Aslan to Christ, but also more fully realizing the rich theological symbolism is each book.
- Exploring deeper levels of character and spiritual growth through engaging literature
- Developing critical thinking skills through and amazing creative vehicle as teens realize the powerful philosophical challenges each character faces
- Digging deeper into the great literary techniques and writing strategies employed by C.S. Lewis and exploring ways these can be applied in their own writing.
This is a small group interactive class. It is not lecture based, it is discussion based. For the purpose of our class, we will be reading these books in the order they were written. We will NOT be reading these books quickly. We will be embarking on an adventure by lingering, absorbing, studying, discussing, exploring, giving God time to work, and growing together as a group. We will be spending approximately 3 weeks on each book. There will be assignments due for the first class!
This is the first semester. A second semester is also offered in which we will finish the series. That course is entitled “Quest for Aslan: Narnia for Teens #2”
For First Semester we will cover:
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Prince Caspian
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Silver Chair