Year 2 Literature

General
  • A webpage full of great helps for this year-plan. Check it out!
  • Lots of neat forms at Highland Heritage!
  • Primary Source documents: an exhaustive site for teacher and older students. Begins at 500 BC and keeps going through Early American history.
  • FreeBooknotes.com presents Cliff’s Notes-like help for many works.
  • You won’t believe this Wordsmyth site. Make your own glossary. Type in a list of vocabulary words, and push send. IT’S FREE!
  • Norton online quizzes – Western Literature
Unit 1 – The Middle Ages

Week 1: Twilight of the Western Roman Empire

Week 2: Byzantine Empire & the Eastern Orthodox Church

Week 3: Byzantine Empire & Rise of Islam

Week 4: The Making of Medieval Europe: Charlemagne

Week 5: Developments During the Viking Age

Week 6: Medieval Life: Feudalism

Week 7: The High Middle Ages

Week 8: The Mongols, Marco Polo, and the Far East

Week 9: The Reshaping of Medieval Europe

Week 10: Early Lights of the Reformation

Unit 2 – Renaissance & Reformation

Week 11: Introduction to the Southern Renaissance

Week 12: The Southern Renaissance & the Early Explorers

Week 13: The Southern Renaissance & the Age of Exploration

Week 14: Spanish Dominion & the New World: Aztecs & Incas

Week 15: The Northern Renaissance & Its Scholars

Week 16: The Reformation: Martin Luther & the German States

Week 17: Reformation in Switzerland, England, & Scandinavia

Week 18: Counter Reformation, French Huguenots, & the Netherlands

Week 19: Elizabethan England & the Scottish Reformation

Unit 3 – Of Crowns & Colonies

Week 20: Early New World Colonies & Eastern Europe

Week 21: Puritans in New England

Week 22: Charters, Creeds, & the English Civil War

Week 23: Restoration Colonies & the Age of Louis XIV

Week 24: Dissenters in America & the Age of Reason

Week 25: Colonists & Native Americans

Week 26: Empires at Odds

Week 27: Thirteen Established Colonies

Unit 4 – Age of Revolutions

Week 28: Shaping Influences on Colonial Culture

Week 29: French & Indian War

Week 30: Give Me Liberty!

Week 31: First Battles for Independence

Week 32: Waging the Revolutionary War

Week 33: America under the Articles of the Confederation

Week 34: Writing the Constitution

Week 35: Federal Republic & French Revolution

Week 36: Perilous Times: The Adams Administration

Summer Reading: