Project:#18 American Literature
Art Links Art supplements to the literature
You should become
familiar with the contents of these American Literature resources. Read
through many of the sites to get a good overview of each period in
American Literature. We will be using this info often, so your familiarity
will make your work better and your life easier. It will be the foundation
of this year's course. It is important!
A pretest and posttest from Stephanie Bearden
Founders Ben Franklin, the Iroquois and the Rationale for the American
Revolution. The Original site
BASIC READINGS IN U.S. DEMOCRACY
NET13 database of American Authors
Virtual Museum of
New France Developed as an educational and informative online tool by
the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Virtual Museum of New France
explores various aspects of France's involvement in the New World
throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. First-time visitors may want
to start by taking A Photographic Exploration of Canada, which offers a
visual overview of the land as the first French explorers might have
encountered it. The photographs are rather evocative, and can be browsed by
various themes (such as explorers or trade) or by geographic region.
Another section, titled The Explorers, will be equally informative as it
features brief essays on some of New Frances' most celebrated explorers,
such as Champlain, Cartier, Marquette, and Nicollet. Additionally, there
are some fine visual exhibits provided by the Museum, including "Settling
in New France," "Personal Hygiene in Canada, 1660-1835," and "The Education
of Children in New France." Overall, the site will be helpful for young
people learning about European exploration and settling of this part of
North America, and for those with a general interest in the exploration of
what is now modern-day Canada and the Great Lakes.
Travel in America, 1750 - 1920. While Alexis de Tocqueville's, Democracy in America
may remain one of the most important and compelling commentaries on the American
condition, the American Memory project at the Library of Congress has compiled this
wonderful collection of 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors
from the period of 1750 to 1920 for the convenience of the Web- browsing public. The
criteria used to determine which narratives would be included in the collection were
that the work had to be primarily in the first person, that it was free of copyright
restrictions, and that it was part of the Library of Congress's General Collections.
Along with familiar works by Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and James Fenimore
Cooper, the collection includes works by lesser known persons, such as Josiah
Gregg's, The Journal of a Santa Fe trader, 1831-1839 and Captain Basil Hall's,
Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828.
Table of Contents for History of
American Literature from a Japanese point of view.
1 from earliest times to 1865
2 from 1865 to now.
Lit on the Web by Akihito Ishikawa, Department of English at
Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages, Japan.
American Lit resources
Ballads and Songs of America
The Creed What Poor Richard cost Benjamin Franklin.
Bestsellers of 20th Century
Literature resources for the
High School and College Student. Michael Groves
American Lit since
This site provides discussion questions to support online video clips of an
ambitious programming effort by U.S. cable channel C-SPAN. Students can
watch and listen to online video clips and use them as the basis for
The Hemingway Resource Center [RealOne Player]
Mark Twain Webquest from Carla Beard.
Perspectives in American Literature PAL A Research and Reference Guide by Paul P Reuben
Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692
17th Century Colonial New England
The Works of Edgar Allen Poe
Smithsonian American Art Museum:
Director's Choice [Quick Time]
A Student's History of
American Literature. Excellent read and good info.
Survey Site Marist High School.
an overview and intro to each of the literary eras.
Literary criticism great site
for secondary and tertiary sources. Especially handy for those research
244 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Vintage Books Reading Group Guides by Category
Study Guides for Various Works
Novels: Lesson Plans, Resources and Reading L...
Voice of the Shuttle
Writing your American Literature essay on the Internet.
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