Unit 1 Colonial Literature: Native American, Early Settlers, Puritans

Here is your required reading for unit 1. Print it out & view it often.

Enrichment: NPR discusses the song "Pocahontas"; the song tells the tale from the Native American perspective.

what is an origin myth?

The Assignment for the Origin Myth is on the last slide of the PowerPoint below: (we viewed this in class)


information is observable and factual: able to be seen, touched, smelled, tasted, or proven. It is able to be counted, described, or imitated. It is as close to the truth as we can get and is the same from multiple reports. There are no personal opinions or viewpoints in objective language. Formal voice and academic writing both rely on objective language.
information is opinion, judgment, assumption, belief, rumor, suspicion, or other unprovable information. It is colored by the observer, and brings in personal opinions and viewpoints. Your first narrative essay uses a lot of subjective language, but all others after that should rely on objective language.

Required Reading Smith:

Article assigned Monday, August 19th
print the article if needed

Required Reading Rowlandson:

Anne Bradstreet:

Sinner's in the Hands of an Angry God: Rhetoric

this is the slide from class for the writing assignment

Textbook readings: (download above calendar for pages and due dates)
Native American selections
"Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford
"Huswifery" by Edward Taylor
"To my Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet
"Sinner's in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards