• American Literature

    Unit 1 - Fear & Persecution in Early America
       Texts: Native American Origin Myths
                Puritan Literature (Bradford, Taylor, Bradstreet, Edwards)
                The Crucible - Arthur Miller
       Writing Focus: Argumentative
    Unit 2 - The Individual vs. Sociey
       Texts: Walden - Henry David Thoreau
               Short Stories (Irving, Poe, Hawthorne)
               Poetry (Longfellow, Bryant, Whittier, Lowell, Dickinson, Whitman)
       Writing Focus: Informative/Explanatory
    Unit 3 - Reconstructing the American Dream
       Texts:  The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
                Short Stories (Crane, Faulkner, Bierce, London, Twain, Chopin) 
                Poetry (Dickinson, Whitman, Crane)
                Informational (Gettysburg Address, 2nd Inaugural Address)
       Writing Focus: Argumentative 
    Unit 4 - Modern Times, Modern Issues
       Texts:  Documents & Speeches
                (Bill of Rights, Preamble, MLK, Jr.,  Malcolm X, JFK, Staples, R. Kennedy)
                Poetry (Hughes, McKay, Cullen, Johnson, Gwendolyn Brooks)
                Essay & Autobiography - Zora Neale Hurston
       Writing Focus: Informative/Explanatory