US History & American Literature Syllabus

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  • Paperback – 67 pages
  • by Laura Berquist

We use Christ and the Americas by Anne Carroll as the primary text for this course. In addition the student reads works of literature, primary historical sources, and historical fiction that are correlated to the time period being studied in history such as Columbus and Cortez, I, Juan de Pareja, American Revolutionaries, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Oregon Trail, Death Comes for the Archbishop, The Killer Angels, Up from Slavery, The Virginian, Journey to America, and The Diary of Ann Frank. We provide the student with extensive lists of supplemental texts for each time period so the student can select challenging and entertaining texts. We also include paper topics to give the student practice with writing in variety of styles. The US History & Geography & American Literature Syllabus has a day-by-day breakdown of this course along with paper topics, detailed literature, art, and music lists, and a variety of teaching resources including Ninth Grade Subject Rubrics, Learning Objectives, and grading charts. This is a 1 year, 2 credit course.