Literature Book =Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: The American Experience

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English III Literature Study Guide

Unit 1 part 1,2,3, Beginnings to 1750 & Unit 2 part 1,2,3, A Nation is Born 1750


Literature Book =Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: The American Experience .

Make certain that you have read each of the works. Stay current with reading and taking notes. Fill out all study
guides. Check the questions at the end of the selections as well as the study guides. Thoroughly review your notes and
the text. Study the theme, central idea, characters, and main points of each selection. Also know the authors and their
contributions. Don't wait until the last minute to review. Come in for help if necessary before the day of the test.
Questions will be asked about only the authors marked with an asterisk *. The page numbers are marked for the
beginning of each selection.

  1. Timeline and Story of the Times, (Beginnings-1750): 2 &3 by Editors

2.“Earth on Turtle’s Back” 22

3. "When Grizzlies Walked Upright": a myth by Modoc 24

  1. from "The Navajo Origin Legend" a legend by the Navajo: 26

  2. “Interesting Life…” 44

6. "Diamond Island: Alcatraz" nonfiction by Daryl Babe Wilson 51

7. "Big Yellow Taxi" song by Joni Mitchell 56

8. from "The General History of Virginia" nonfiction by * John Smith 66

9. from: Of Plymouth Plantation nonfiction by *William Bradford: 71

  1. 'To My Dear and Loving Husband" poem by *Anne Bradstreet: 90

  2. “Huswifery” 92

12. from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: speech by *Jonathan Edwards; 96

13. "A Nation is Born" Timeline and Story of the Times (1750-1800): 116-119 by Editors

14. from Poor Richard's Almanack -nonfiction by *Benjamin Franklin 188-189

15. from "The Crisis: Number 1"-nonfiction by *Thomas Paine: 144

16. from "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" nonfiction by *Martin Luther King, Jr. 157

17. "Speech in the Virginia Convention" speech by *Patrick Henry: 168

18. "Inaugural Address" John F. Kennedy 177

19. Wheatley poems: poetry by Phillis Wheatley: 148-151

20. from Roots: Nonfiction by Alex Haley 208

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