American Literature & Research E-book by Meredith Curtis
Let's Read American Classics & Write a Research Paper Step-by-Step!
Are you ready for fun and adventure from the good old USA?
Welcome to American Literature & Research, a one credit high school English Course. We will have a blast reading, writing, and discussing American works, going all the way back to Colonial Times.
Not only that, but we will learn to research and write a research paper step-by-step. Get ready to write a précis, a paraphrase, a thesis, and more to get ready for the big event.
You will read beloved American authors such as Cotton Mather, Mary Rowlandson, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Lew Wallace, Lois Lowry, Frank Peretti, Emily Dickenson, Alexander Hamilton, Jonathan Edwards, Booker T. Washington, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles Schultz. Use this class in a book club, family, or co-op setting.
Read and discuss great literature & works
Read original documents when you write your précis and paraphrases Write a research paper step-by-step
Read sermons, speeches, & plays aloud
Write an essay and letter to the editor
Learn about the Sunday funny papers & write your own cartoon
Learn some American history along the way
Some of the literature and classic works we are reading are included in American Literature & Research:
"Day of Doom" by Michael Wigglesworth (Long Poem)
Brief Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel by John Eliot
Narrative of the Captivity & Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (Biographical Adventure) “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards (Sermon)
Six of the Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, & Others (Letters/Editorials)
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry (Speech)
Six of the Anti-Federalist Papers by Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, & Others (Letters/Editorials)
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe (Suspense/Short Story)
“Diary of Adam & Eve” by Mark Twain (Humor/Short Story)
“Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” by Herman Melville (Short Story) “Should America Intercede for the Jews” by William E. Blackstone (Letter of Appeal) “Booze Sermon” by Billy Sunday (Sermon)
Here is a list of the rest of the American classics we will be reading with links to download FREE e-books where applicable.
Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford
Diary of David Brainerd by David Brainerd (Journal)
Autobiography of Ben Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (Autobiography)
The Deer Slayer by James Fenimore Cooper (Historical Fiction/Novel)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Historical Fiction/Novel)
A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett by Davy Crockett
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Novel)
Ben Hur by Lew Wallace (Historical Fiction/Novel)
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon (Novel)
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (Autobiography)
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
"Our Town" by Thorton Wilder (Play)
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Historical Fiction/Novel)
Tilly by Frank Peretti (Novel)
Snoopy & Peanuts Comic Strips by Charles Schwartz (Humor, Comics)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (Fantasy)
Series: Homeschooling High School to Glory of God
Author: Meredith Curtis
Publisher: Powerline Productions
E-book: 444 pages
Age/Grade: High School
American Literature & Research is a 1 Credit High School English Course.