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  • Units of study are organized into sections:
    • Introduction--Learning Objectives and Unit Overviews
    • Readings--class reading assignments
    • Assessments--projects and papers information, directions and rubrics when applicable
    • Resources--stuff from class or in addition to class to help you understand unit skills and concepts
  • General Areas of Course are Included at the Bottom of the Page

Native Americans

Introduction:

Readings:

Assessments:

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Settlers in the New World

Introduction:

Readings:

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Puritans

Introduction:


Readings:

Resources:
"The Crucible"

Readings:
Arthur Miller

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Writing Portfolio Item:
Enlightenment and Revolution

Readings:

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Debates (Optional Assignment Based on Semester):
Author Study: Washington Irving

Readings:
Transcendentalism and Romanticism

Readings:

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Author Study: Emily Dickinson

Readings: Download from Readings Page
  • "This is my letter to the World"
  • "'Hope' is a thing with feathers--"
  • "Success is counted sweetest"
  • "Much Madness is divinest Sense"
  • "My life closed twice before its close"
  • "After great pain, a formal feeling comes"
  • "I Heard a Fly Buzz--when I died"
  • "Because I could not stop for Death"

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Gothic Literature and Romanticism

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Literature Book:

Online Readings: (remember to check end for questions)

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Realism and Naturalism

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Novel Unit: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -Twain

ONLINE TEXT: http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Twa2Huc.html


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Extension Readings:
Literature Book:
  • Life and Times of Mark Twain
  • from The Autobiography of Mark Twain
  • from Life on the Mississippi

Online Readings:
The Emerging African American Voice

Readings:
Fiction/Nonfiction:
  • Historical Background: A New Cultural Identity
  • The Author's Style: Langston Hughes
  • How it Feels to Be Coloured Me--Zora Neale Hurston
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Poetry:
  • We Wear the Mask--Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  • Sympathy--Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  • I,too--Langston Hughes
  • Weary Blues--Langston Hughes
  • Harlem--Langston Hughes
  • If We Must Die--Claude McKay
  • A Black Man Talks of Reaping--Arna Bontemps
  • Life for My Child is Simple--Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Primer for Blacks--Gwendolyn Brooks

Online:
Find the poems--Questions for EAAV Online Poetry
  • WE REAL COOL--Gwendolyn Brooks
  • NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS-Langston Hughes
  • YET DO I MARVEL-Countee Cullen
  • THE LYNCHING-Claude McKay

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Assessments:
Novel Unit: The Great Gatsby

Learning Objectives for The Great Gatsby

Reading:

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Drama Unit: Death of a Salesman


Resources:
  • Film Guide
  • Assignment
Unit 15: Hemingway

Hills Like White Elephants
  • Hills Like White Elephants
  • HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS:
  • Questions:
    1. Write a plot summary of the reading. Identify the climax.
    2. Describe the setting (time, place, scenery)
    3. Identify the main characters and give a description
    4. Identify the point of view and discuss how it impacts the story
    5. "Hemingway's style–developed in part when he worked as a newspaper reporter and correspondent early in his career–is simple and compact, with short sentences and paragraphs devoid of verbosity. Adjectives and adverbs are few. However, this straightforward style, which he used in all his major novels and short stories, often conveys complex themes and suggests–but does not explicitly state–motives, mind-sets, attitudes, and so on. In this respect, Hemingway is imitating life." Discuss how Hemingway's story "imitates life".
    6. Choose one of the following theme stems and discuss its presence in the reading: Confronting the future, Inability to communicate effectively, Selfishness, Evasion of responsibility
    7. Propose a possible meaning for the potential symbols: White Elephants, Railroad Tracks, Zarazoga, Green Side of the Station, Arid Side of the Station, Ebro River, Baggage

Soldier's Home

The Killers


Resources:
Unit 16: Voices from the Modern Era

Readings:

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Southern Gothic:
Learning Objectives for Southern Gothic

Novel Unit: Moby Dick

  • Learning Objectives for Moby Dick

Reading:

Resources:
  • Reading Questions for Moby Dick
Novel Unit: Scarlet Letter


Reading:

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Reading:
Writing:
Literature:
21st Century Skills:
SAT Vocabulary:
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Research:
Grammar:

Focus Areas: Helpful Sites for Grammar

General Resources:
Summer Reading:

Required for ALL Courses:
Independent Reading:


Poetry:

Notes on Poets

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