As an academic subject, World Literature is the study of literary works from around the world, not just a single country (e.g., “American literature”).
World Literature is to English Language Arts as World History is to Social Studies. A solid education includes both World Literature and the relevant national literature.
This post is part of TLDR (“Too long, didn’t read”), a series of very short articles that explain common homeschooling terms.
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Drew Campbell is the author of Living Memory, I Speak Latin, and Exploring the World through Story, and co-author, with Courtney Ostaff and Jennifer Naughton, of How to Homeschool the Kids You Have. Dr. Campbell is a veteran homeschooler and has worked as a classroom teacher, private school administrator, and independent tutor.