A Mastery of Mysteries
Total classes: 13
Duration: 45 minutes
Suggested grade level: 6th to 8th grade
Instructor: Kevin O’Brien
Course description: In this course, students will strive to become “mystery masters”! We will read some of the greatest mystery stories of all time, including tales of detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and mysteries by G. K. Chesterton and others. We will not only examine the structure and content of mystery stories, but also try our hand at writing our own short mysteries! Plus mini-mysteries will be read and solved in every class session.
Course materials: All material to be read is provided by the instructor.
Homework: Quizzes and Final Exam. Students will be asked to write a final project mystery story to be graded by the instructor. Plan on about four hours of homework, mostly reading, per week. Grading guidelines provided; Instructor Access available.