• Outline of Curriculum

    This outline lists all the texts that are included within our new textbook, the teacher reserves the right to omit any of these as well as add any texts she finds relevant to the lesson.


    Unit 1: Writing Freedom

    The Declaration of Independence

    Preamble to the Constitution

    The Bill of Rights

    Speech in the Convention

    From The interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano

    Letter to John Adams

    The Gettysburg Address

    The Pedestrian

    From Common Sense


    Unit 2: The Individual and Society

    From Up from Slavery

    Selections from Walt Whitman

    Selections from Emily Dickenson

    From Nature

    From Self-Reliance

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    A Wagner Matinee


    Young Goodman Brown


    Unit 3: Power, Protest, and Change

    From What is the Slave is the Fourth of July?

    Second Inaugural Address

    Ain’t I a Woman?

    The Story of an Hour

    Brown vs Board of Education

    What a Factory Can Teach a Housewife


    Unit 4: Grit and Grandeur

    From Life on the Mississippi

    The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

    A White Heron

    From Dust Tracks on a Road

    From The Way to Rainy Mountain

    The Rockpile

    Untying the Knot

    Selections from Robert Frost


    Unit 5: Facing Our Fears

    The Crucible


    What Are You So Afraid Of?


    Unit 6: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Tales

    Everyday Use

    Everything Stuck to Him

    The Leap

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    The Tell Tale Heart

    The Man to send Rain Clouds




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