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The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
Seven Directions: Making Connections Between Literature and American Indian History
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of...
Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance
K - 6th
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem. In this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century. Students...
Jewish Assimiliation in Contemporary American Literature
12th - Higher Ed
Learners read a collection of stories and watch videos to learn about the Jewish assimilation in American literature. In this American literature instructional activity, students watch videos about Judaism, read stories from a...
Early American Novel: Exploring the Emergence of a Genre
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Need an extra challenge for your best readers? Check out a unit that uses Hannah Webster Foster’s epistolary novel, The Coquette, published in 1797, as the anchor text. The resource is packed with project ideas; each with its own...
Using Supporting Evidence to Interpret Meaning-A Native American Folktale
1st - 4th
Students read Native American folktales. In this multicultural literature lesson, students research the style of writing used in Native American folktales. They view a video of a folktale, and discuss the meanings of the creative...
Standards Focus: Dialect, Their Eyes Were Watching God Literature Guide
9th - 12th
In this Their Eyes Were Watching Godliterature guide worksheet, students read a 2 paragraph informative selection regarding dialect before they respond to 7 short answer questions that require them to translate the dialect of Zora Neale...
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
9th - Higher Ed
For this literature worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions about Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom...
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