American Literature

American Literature


Week One- Introduction, Course Description, Syllabus, Langston Hughes’ “Theme for English B”

Week Two–The Scarlet Letter

Week Three–Finishing The Scarlet Letter

Week Four–Sermons of the Great Awakening and Persuasive Essay

Week Five–Revising The Persuasive Essay, Olaudah Equiano, Phyllis Wheatley, and Thomas Paine

Week Six–African American Trickster Tales and Finishing the Persuasive Essay

Week Seven–The Second Great Awakening, Davy Crockett, and Spooky Edgar Allan Poe Stories

Week Eight–Frederick Douglass, 19th Century Religious Movements, and Creating Your New Blog

Week Nine–Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Raising Awareness

Week Ten–Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Characterization

Week Eleven–Thanksgiving

Week Twelve–Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Spirituals

Week Thirteen–Finishing Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Class Debate–Slavery

Week Fourteen–No Friday School But You Still Have School (Dickinson, Whitman, Longfellow, Harper)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Essay

Semester Final Study Guide

Week Fifteen–Transcendentalism, Emerson, Thoreau

Week Sixteen–Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and Notes on Realism and Naturalism

Week Sixteen–An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Notes on American Romanticism

American Literature Timeline

Week Seventeen–End of Semester Timelines and Edith Wharton

Week Seventeen–James Fenimore Cooper’s Deerslayer

Week Eighteen–End of Semester In Class Activity/Oral Presentation

Week Eighteen–Mark Twain

Week Nineteen–Mark Twain

Week Twenty–In His Steps, by Charles Sheldon

Short Story Project

Quote Yourself Project

Week Twenty One–Finish In His Steps and the Quote Yourself Project

Week Twenty Two–Gertrude Stein, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, and T.S. Eliot ❤

Week Twenty Three–The Roaring Twenties and the Harlem Renaissance

Week Twenty Four–Ernest Hemingway and The Old Man and the Sea

Week Twenty Five–To Kill a Mockingbird

Week Twenty Six–In Class Activities

Week Twenty Six– Continuing To Kill a Mockingbird

Week Twenty Seven and Twenty Eight–Finishing To Kill a Mockingbird and Easter Break

Week Twenty Nine–Persuasive Research Essay

Week Thirty– Gathering and Organizing Research (Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Brooks)

Week Thirty One–Second Rough Draft (Female/Feminist Poets–Plath and Adrienne Rich)

Week Thirty Two–Final Draft, Business Letter, and Sandra Cisneros

Week Thirty Three–The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Spoken Word Poetry, and A. W. Tozer

Week Thirty Three– Class Summary: Persuasion in the Bible, “In The Words of Satan”

Week Thirty Four–Real Life Heroes

Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Day

Week Thirty Five–The LAST Week of American Literature, Freedom’s Plow by Langston Hughes