Arranged chronologically, multiple genres of literature are integrated throughout the year, including spirituals, poetry, diary entries, letters, and literature. Developed as a "rhetoric-level" course, this curriculum will stretch students' critical thinking skills as they apply their own thoughts to original content.
Chapter-units begin with "first thoughts" from the author as well as chapter objectives. Individual daily lessons include an introduction to the work and author, as well as a list of assignments that include a warm-up, essay instructions, "concept builder" exercises that emphasize vital concepts, assigned readings, and tests. Student essays are also included for students to see how others responded. An evangelical perspective on authors' worldviews, the culture war, and a Christian response to literature, is woven throughout the curriculum. Works by Anne Bradstreet, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and others are included in-text, while other books must be obtained separately.
American Literature is a 34 week program. Weekly chapters include 5 daily lessons (45-60 minutes each). High School level. 542 pages, softcover.
"History Connections" provide links between this curriculum and James Stobaugh's history curriculum. The history curriculum is not required to use this curriculum.
Please note that this edition does contain "typos."
For a list of required literature needed to use this course, please see the More Information PDF.