Unit 4 begins with the struggle for American independence and ends with issues of domestic liberty. Students will read seminal works by Paine and Jefferson, engage in self-analysis with Franklin as their model, and move into the sphere of sentimental fiction with Susanna Rowson's "Charlotte Temple." There are several sample assignments and discussion questions as well as quizzes and suggestions for group work.
Click here: Link to Paine, "Liberty"
Click here: Link to Jefferson, "Declaration"
Click here: Jefferson Quotation on Dangers of Fiction
Click here: Franklin, Excerpt from Autobiography
Click here: Franklin, Reading Quiz
Click here: Franklin Group Work
Click here: Franklin, "Virtues" Assignment (What do YOU value?)
Click here: Franklin, "Self Improvement" Project (Who do you think you are? Who do other people think you are? How can you improve yourself?)
Click here: Overhead, Codes that Mark a "Sentimental" Text
Click here: Rowson, Goldsmith's poem introducing
Click here: Rowson's Charlotte Temple (1st three chapters here; whole book available free at Project Gutenberg)
Click here: Charlotte Temple audiobook, chapter 1
Click here: Rowson, Quiz to page 41
Click here: Rowson, Questions, Preface to page 89
Click here: Rowson, Day 2 Homework
Click here: Rowson, Donna Campbell Lecture Notes
Click here: Rowson, Discussion Questions Assignment
Click here: Rowson, End of Novel Work: Define "forgiveness" and "redemption"