Advanced Placement literature content and topics: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
  • Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar

    Created August 28, 2013
    Julia Alvarez, better resolution, In the Time of the Butterflies

    Set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of Rafael Trujillo, In the Time of the Butterflies fictionalizes historical figures (four Mirabal sisters, their parents, Trujillo himself, and his subordinates) in order to dramatize the Dominican people’s heroic efforts to overthrow this dictator’s brutal regime.

    Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" published

    Main Subject Areas: 
    Event Date: 
    Repeats every year until Wed Apr 25 2035 .
    April 25, 2013
    April 25, 2014
    April 25, 2015
    April 25, 2016
    April 25, 2017
    April 25, 2018
    April 25, 2019
    April 25, 2020
    April 25, 2021
    April 25, 2022
    April 25, 2023
    April 25, 2024
    April 25, 2025
    April 25, 2026
    April 25, 2027
    April 25, 2028
    April 25, 2029
    April 25, 2030
    April 25, 2031
    April 25, 2032
    April 25, 2033
    April 25, 2034
    April 25, 2035
    Event Date Display: 
    April 25, 1719

    Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf drowns herself at age 59

    Event Date: 
    Repeats every year until Wed Mar 28 2035 .
    March 28, 2013
    March 28, 2014
    March 28, 2015
    March 28, 2016
    March 28, 2017
    March 28, 2018
    March 28, 2019
    March 28, 2020
    March 28, 2021
    March 28, 2022
    March 28, 2023
    March 28, 2024
    March 28, 2025
    March 28, 2026
    March 28, 2027
    March 28, 2028
    March 28, 2029
    March 28, 2030
    March 28, 2031
    March 28, 2032
    March 28, 2033
    March 28, 2034
    March 28, 2035
    Event Date Display: 
    March 28, 1941
    Priority: 
    1

    American author John Updike born

    Main Subject Areas: 
    Event Date: 
    Repeats every year until Sun Mar 18 2035 .
    March 18, 2013
    March 18, 2014
    March 18, 2015
    March 18, 2016
    March 18, 2017
    March 18, 2018
    March 18, 2019
    March 18, 2020
    March 18, 2021
    March 18, 2022
    March 18, 2023
    March 18, 2024
    March 18, 2025
    March 18, 2026
    March 18, 2027
    March 18, 2028
    March 18, 2029
    March 18, 2030
    March 18, 2031
    March 18, 2032
    March 18, 2033
    March 18, 2034
    March 18, 2035
    Event Date Display: 
    March 18, 1932
    Priority: 
    1
  • Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

    Created February 21, 2013

    Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

    Directions: This LaunchpRobert Hendershot, a color guard, c.</p>	</div>
	
	
</div>

<div class=

    Literatures, Religions, and Arts of the Himalayan Regions

    The products of this NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers offers a wealth of curricular plans and interactive ideas for the classroom. Topics cover a variety of disciplines: history, geography,  literature, religion, art, and environmental studies for every grade level.

  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”: Verbal Pictures

    Created December 17, 2012
    Okie squatters

    Students align original FSA photographs from the 1930s and the author’s own journal entries, to trace parallel elements John Steinbeck then incorporated into passages in The Grapes of Wrath.

    President Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts

    Presidential Inaugurations: A Capitol Parade on a Cold Winter's Day

    The cornerstone of the inaugural ceremony is the inaugural address. Each president attempts to outline in the course he hopes to follow over the coming years in just a few short pages.

    Rickett's and Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez sardine boat, The Western Flyer, at dock

    Tracking John Steinbeck in "The Grapes of Wrath"

    Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw teams with Bill Gilly, professor of Marine Biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station to discuss the influence of Steinbeck’s best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, on Steinbeck and his work— in particular, "The Grapes of Wrath."