Advanced Placement literature content and topics: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

John Steinbeck wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

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John Steinbeck, American writer, is born

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  • Corbin Harney Water Song

    Created September 27, 2016
  • “Remember” by Joy Harjo, video

    Created September 27, 2016
    Portrait of Thoreau against a map background

    Mapping Thoreau Country

    This website, developed partially through funds from MassHumanities, is an interactive cartographic exploration of Thoreau's itineraries and mapmaking in his home state of Massachusetts. Includes essays, illustrations, and links to further information.

  • “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander, Video

    Created July 1, 2016
  • Whitman’s Echoes in the Inaugural Poem “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander

    Created July 1, 2016
    Elizabeth Alexander image

    This lesson plan is the seventh in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series.  It provides a video recording of the poet, Elizabeth Alexander, reading the poem “Praise Song for the Day” composed for President Barak Obama’s 2009 inauguration ceremony. The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

  • “Peaches” by Adrienne Su

    Created June 24, 2016
  • “Peaches” by Adrienne Su

    Created June 24, 2016
    Adrienne Su image

    This lesson plan is the sixth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series.  It provides an audio recording of the poet, Adrienne Su, reading the poem “Peaches.” The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.