WHO should read That Hideous Strength, the final book of C. S. Lewis’ revered Space Trilogy? It is NOT a book for the faint-hearted, the squeamish, or the impatient. In That Hideous Strength Lewis wrestles with the problem of evil, causes worth fighting for, and submission to God – even if that means danger.
(NOTE: because of the topics being addressed in the book, readers should expect to see the “bad guys” behaving selfishly, violently, sadistically – in general, breaking God’s moral laws.)
In this most suspenseful of C. S. Lewis’ books, Ransom’s mission is to a more familiar planet: EARTH!
Homeschool high school students reading C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength will see characters wrestle with problems that many people face today —
- Who is in the “in crowd”?
- What do you have to do to climb the career ladder?
- What is allowable in order to get ahead or get what you want or need?
- When is science wrong?
- When is progress wrong?
- What is meaningful?
- When do you take a stand?
- What is marriage about?
Lewis embeds powerful theological concepts throughout the story (you’ll have to read the study guide to learn more!). As always with 7Sisters study guides, the ideas are embedded in the story and the guide helps high school students discover and explore them with understanding.
The study guide for high school students to use with C. S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength is 34 pages of learning that contains NO busywork – like all of our guides it offers important take-aways from each book.
In Vicki Tillman’s That Hideous Strength Study Guide for high school, homeschooling teens will gain experience in inferential skills and critical thinking. They will explore deep theological concepts. They will confront philosophies that Lewis believed are destructive…AND they will discover C.S. Lewis as a character in the book!
The C. S. Lewis Space Trilogy study guides for high school are adaptable with suggested activities for various high school levels (average high school, college prep, advanced, honors).
Our guides are easy to adapt for use at an:
- Average High School
- College Prep
- Honors Level
The books of the Space Trilogy should be read in order (these must be purchased separately — CLICK OUR AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK here to purchase online — and audio recordings of the books are enjoyable as read-alongs):
- Out of the Silent Planet
- That Hideous Strength
The C. S. Lewis That Hideous Strength study guide for high school comes complete with:
- explanations of the theological and philosophical concepts in the book
- a guide to Lewis’ fantasy-writing format
- comprehension and inferential questions
- answer key
This product downloads as two separate PDF files. One file is intended for student use. This document contains fillable fields so students can type their answers directly into the guide. The other document is the answer key, intended for the parent.
The Space Trilogy is a good high school choice as a stand-alone literature series. For students who are studying History and Philosophy of the Western World, this series is an excellent complementary choice because it will illustrate some of the concepts learned in the course. (We recommend it for the 4th quarter of the school year for History and Philosophy of the Western World students.)
Study guides to accompany ALL 3 books in the Space Trilogy may also be purchased for download in ONE volume here: The C. S. Lewis Space Trilogy Study Guides.
For more Lewis learning, view the product description for The Chronicles of Narnia for High School here.
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