The Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment (Grade 11) contains 32 lesson plans for JOURNEY THOUGH TIME, an intensive survey course of literature and history. Presents the history and literature of Western Civilization in a formal classical methodology with a heavy focuses on rhetoric and writing. Using the writing program, Writing with the Masters, students develop strong writing and research skills while exploring the great writers and thinkers of the world. The first semester of this 32-week course is an extensive survey of the history and literature of the Renaissance & Reformation period and the second semester, The Age of Reason, looks in depth at the philosophies of the Enlightenment, which led to the birth of America. Various genre begun in this age are also explored, e. g. journalism. The first semester will focus on the college history essay; the second semester on journalism, satire, and six methods of paragraph development. The major writings covered in Grade 11 include The Prince, Don Quixote, Faerie Queene, Hamlet, and Paradise Lost; shorter writings include poetry, the US Constitution, Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, and stories about Americans.