Unit I

Unit One:  Beginnings-1750

Time Allotted:  4-6 Weeks

What is an American?

Key Selections:

Oral Tradition in Native American Literature:

“The Earth on Turtle’s Back” p. 16,

from The Navajo Origin Legend p. 22

from The Iroquois Constitution p. 24

Slave Narrative

from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano p. 44

Puritan Influence

from “Of Plymouth Plantation” p. 78

“To My Dear and Loving Husband” p. 102

from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” p. 108

Selected Novels:                                  The Crucible

Major Assignments:                             Unit Test

                                                                      Persuasive Essay

                                                                      Class Projects