Lesson Plans
American Literature 4th Q 03.04 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/29/2004 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Review "Sarah Pierrepont" and "Upon the Burning of our House"; discuss themes; type paragraphs.

A shift in Philosophy, a pretty big liberalization: Romanticism; find some tenents in "The Wild Honeysuckle", p. 51; the structure.

Romanticism tenents; read p. 96; list tenents.

Spell/vocab word list/definitions--"Thanatopsis".

Romanticism in "Thanatopsis", p. 94, questions: what does one become? with whom does one rest? what little list encompases all the ages of man (see Shakespeare, too)?

Read bio of Bryant. p. 93.

Spell/vocab sentence/word match--"Thanatopsis".

Read "A Walk at Sunset", handout, questions handout.

Read "Journey of Life", handout, questions handout.

Read "The Westwind", handout, questions handout.

Read "Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood, handout, questions handout.

Select one; make slide-show interpretation.
Slide show work.

Spell-vocab--"Thanatopsis": questions.
Spell/vocab--"Thanatopsis": sentences/story.

Slide show work; view pieces.

Read "A Psalm of Life", questions: what's inevitable? but what are we capable of anyway? what role does God play?
Review "A Psalm of Life".

Read bio of Longfellow, p. 97.

Hear "The Song of Hiawatha".

Read "The Chambered Nautilus", p. 103, questions.

Read "from Snowbound", p. 106, questions.