Week of August 14-18

Students were introduced to the first Unit of American Lit A:  Beginnings to Colonialism.  the Essential Question for this period is:  How did colonial literature reflect and shape American culture?  We began this unit by reading several Native American Myths.  We also briefly researched symbolism in Native American traditions and how these symbols have carried on to the 21st Century.  We read “When Grizzlies Waled Upright”, “The Earth on Turtle’s Back”, the “Navajo Origin Legend”, and the Iroquois Constitution.

Here is a good site to research Native American Symbols

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