11-1 Literary Texts—The New World

Poems

Plays

  • The Crucible (Arthur Miller) (EA) (L 755)

Informational Texts

11-2 Literary Texts—A New Nation

Poems

Prose

Informational Texts

Informational Text

Art, Music, and Media
Prompt: How did artists portray historical figures and events from the founding of America?

Art

11-3 Literary Texts—American Romanticism

Poems

Short Stories

Novels

Informational Texts

Essays

Speeches

Art, Music, and Media

Art
Paintings

10-4 Literary Texts—A Troubled Young Nation

Folk Tales

Short Stories

Novels

Informational Texts

Historical Nonfiction

Speeches

Art, Music, and Media

Music
Spirituals

Art
Painters

Film
“Unchained Memories” (HBO Documentary, in conjunction with the Library of Congress, 2003) (Readings From the Slave Narratives)

10-5 Literary Texts—Emerging Modernism

Poems

Short Stories

Novels

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) (E) (L 1080)
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) (E) (L 1070)
  • As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner) (E) (L 870)
  • A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway) (E) (L 730)
  • The Pearl (John Steinbeck) (EA) (L 1010)
  • Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) (EA) (L 630)
  • Winesburg, Ohio (Sherwood Anderson) (selections) (L 1050)

Plays
The Piano Lesson (August Wilson)

Informational Texts

Speeches

  • Black Elk Speaks (Black Elk, as told through John G. Neihardt) (selections) (L 910)
  • “The Solitude of Self” (Elizabeth Cady Stanton) (February 20, 1892)
  • “Freedom” (White)
  • The Spirit of Liberty” speech at “I Am an American Day” (1944) (Learned Hand) (EA)

Essays

  • “If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?” (James Baldwin)

Art, Music, and Media

Art

11-6 Literary Texts—Challenges and Successes of the Twentieth Century

Short Stories

Plays

  • Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)

Novels

  • Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison) (L 950)
  • Native Son (Richard Wright) (L 700)
  • Seize the Day (Saul Bellow)
  • The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) (L 790)
  • Cat’s Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) (L 790)
  • The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan) (L 930)
  • Love Medicine (Louise Erdrich) (L 780)
  • Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison) (L 870)
  • All the Pretty Horses (L 940) or The Road (L 670) (Cormac McCarthy)

Poems

Informational Texts

Speeches

Essays

Biography and Autobiography

  • Patton: A Biography (Alan Axelrod) (selections)
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X: as Told to Alex Haley (Malcolm X) (selections) (L1120)

Historical Nonfiction

Art, Music, and Media

Music

Media

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1955)