Lesson Plans
American Literature 1st Q 04.05 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/06/2004 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--Labor Day.
Type the response to one of the three questions from Friday.

Review "Traveling in the New Land", p. 30.
Consider first the three tones of the composition and the progress the three make--from haughty to fearful to rapturous.
Consider the reaction of "Miss" to a woman traveling as evidence of woman's role in society; see Anne Bradstreet's brother-in-law's comments p. 45, and her testyness: p.45.

Definitions of genre--what we've read, what we will read; of philosphy and tenet.
Puritanism and its tenets--predestination, attitudes toward ritual, church/state relationship; fundamentalism. Read 1st two sections of "http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl310/purdef.htm".
Read "from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" p. 41; find the metaphors related to the relationship between God and humanity; find evidence of Puritanism in the work.
Spell/vocab quiz: tone, genre, philosphy, tenet, fundamentalism, literature, attribute, allusion, irony, verbal irony, situational irony, dramatic irony, exaggeration, sarcasm, satire.

A softer side of Puritanism--Edward's "Recollections"; Bradstreet's "To My Dear and Loving Husband" p. 44 --discuss the paradox--and "Upon the Burning of Our House"; then Taylor's "Housewifery" p. 46--discuss the conceit.
Puritanism and the church/state relationship; read Mather's "The Trial of Martha Carrier" p. 37; which evidence seems best for the prosecution, which worst? read Franklin's "A Witch Trial at Mount Holly" p. 60; what is satirized? how is the satire accomplished?
Puritanism and witchcraft; the 17th Century and witchcraft. Read "Witchcraft at Salem" p. 54; questions.