Let’s Curate Digital Assets for Colonial Literary History

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsLet’s start collecting digital assets that will enhance our study of colonial literature. Again, as we begin our work in American literature, we are not formally using volume A of our multi volume Norton Anthology of American Literature. Instead, I am impressed with your work so far for remember US History trends and ideas from last year, and leveraging those insights to dive deeper into our essential questions for this unit as well as the year.

Keep up the great work! Simply annotate your link in the comment thread. In other words, compose 3-4 sentences in Standard English that explains the value on your link to our unit’s goals. Also reflect on the source itself. Is it an educational site? When was the information last updated? What else should you consider when you check a source’s value?

Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War.https://www.c-span.org/video/?192903-1/mayflower
Towards the end of minute 9, Philbrick makes the claim that “the pilgrims are our founding myth. We’re a recent people. We need a beginning. Best to see it as it was.” Click here for the NPR essay where he wants to “debunk the myth” of the pilgrims. http://www.npr.org/books/titles/137946495/mayflower-a-story-of-courage-community-and-war

Ronald Reagan’s use of Winthrop’s “A City on the Hill” reference. How does Reagan’s city compare to Winthrop’s version? This version was produced by the Reagan Library.

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I am an English teacher working with great students at an independent school in Ct.
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