'Yes we can' – Barack Obama's lesson in American rhetoric Barack Obama Lesson, Obama Lessons, Obama Accepted, Obama Inheritance
Perhaps the first autobiography ever written in English, this book contains the life story of the female mystic, Margery Kempe, who lived from c. 1373 to c. 1440. It survives in only one known manuscript, written at about the time of her death, owned by the Butler Bowden family. When Colonel W. Butler Bowden was looking for a bat in a cupboard he came across a pile of old books, and threatened to put the whole lot on the bonfire. A friend advised him to have them checked by an expert and Hope Emily Allen identified one as the ‘Book of Margery Kempe’, previously known only from excerpts printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1501, and by Henry Pepwell in 1521 (where the author is described as ‘a devoute ancres’). A true miracle!
Take your students through the canon of American literature with dynamic, multimedia presentations.
Introduce your students to a wonderful part of American history-the birth of African American literature with the Harlem Renaissance! This curriculum unit will take at least two weeks and consists of six Power Points and twelve handouts. Included are lessons on the following Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Lorraine Hansberry.