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Unformatted text preview: American Experience Schedule 1 The American Experience as Told through Autobiographies Course Schedule and Assignments Fall 2011..TTh 56:30 pm..CAL 100..M 121 or 12 or 23 MAI 220A/B *Asterisked items appear in Autobiography Course Packet (and on the course Blackboard). ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ 1 Th Aug 25 Exercise 1: Americanness in American Culture: Top Ten Lists Group Exercise. Course Goals and ActivitiesDiscussion. American History: A Chronology* and Theodore Roosevelt: A Chronology*. Assignments: Read W.R. Thayers Theodore Roosevelt: A...Biography, Preface, Chapters I, IV-V, VII, XXIV-XXV. Read Suggestions about Oral Reports*. ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ M Aug 29...Discussion Groups: .. ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ 2 TAug 30 Exercise 2: Open-book questions about Thayers Theodore Roosevelt. Biography: A Chronology*. Thayers Theodore Roosevelt, Preface, Chapter I: Origins and Youth, Chapter IV: The Nature Healer, Chapter V: Back to the East and Literature, Chapter VII: The Rough Rider, Chapter XXIV: Prometheus Bound, and Chapter XXV: Prometheus Unbound*. Thayers Theodore Roosevelt* as Biography and as an American story. Assignment: Read Mary Rowlandsons A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 3 Th Sep 1 Exercise 3: Open-book questions about Rowlandsons A True History of the Captivity and Restoration *. Mary Rowlandsons A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. Biography vis--vis Autobiography. Assignments: Read Passages from Augustine, Kempe, Montaigne, and Rousseau*. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 4 T Sep 6 Exercise 4: Biography, Autobiography, Augustine, Kempe, Montaigne, and Rousseau* Group Exercise. Passages from Augustine, Kempe, Montaigne, and Rousseau*. Assignments: American History: A Chronology*from Its Beginnings to 1776. Benjamin Franklins Autobiography, Classics, pp. 71-134 (written in 1771). ___________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ 5 Th Sep 8 Exercise 5: Open-book questions about Franklin's Autobiography 1. Benjamin Franklin: A Chronology*....
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