My kids are studying British literature this year, and I am busy counting hours toward their credits. This program, if used in its entirety, would grant a student 8 to 10 weeks of credit hours or about a quarter of their course work for the year. We do not have the attention span to stay interested in just one play for that long, so we only did parts of the study guide. That is another great thing about Progeny Press. It is a very flexible program and it is easy to skip around and only do what will enhance your student's experience.
My son is special needs and really needs most of his high school programs adapted. He can't really handle intense writing programs and needs the information delivered in smaller chunks. All that said, he is very intelligent and doesn't need anything dumbed down. He just needs it very clearly stated. The discussion questions are just the right amount of writing for him. However, there are lots of excellent writing projects that are suggested for the neuro-typical student. The expanded writing projects really make it a very complete high school program.
This program gets a thumbs-up from us. Our children found it enjoyable and liked the vocabulary questions, scrambled quotations, and hands-on activities the best. My students are not huge fans of Shakespeare like I am, but due to this study guide, they came away with a better appreciation of Shakespeare. To see what others on the review crew had to say, click on the banner below. We reviewed different guides and age groups.