Welcome to H.C. American Literature

Once the second semester begins, there will be more here.  For now, this is simply materials and posts from last year's section.

 All resources that are available for download are located at the bottom of the page.

The second piece of literature that we are are going to tackle is a piece by Larry Watson known as Montana 1948.  The novel focuses on the life of young Montanan David Hayden, his family and the fictional town of Bentrock, Montana, and focuses on the struggles of a family torn between loyalty and justice. It was awarded the Milkweed National Fiction Prize*.

During this unit, instead of keeping double sided journal entries, you will be asked to complete a webquest on the concepts and definitions of good and evil.  While most parts of this webquest will not focus directly on the book, the last two pieces and corresponding presentation most certainly will. 

You can find some resources for the webquest that you can download, listed below.
Also, feel free to listen to the book on audio.  It is on the BHBL Public Server.  To do this at school, you can just open up "My Computer" and select the BHBL Public Server.  Frim there, select Audiobooks and Montana 1948.  From home you need to use the Remote Desktop to login.  You can do that by following these directions.

Personal Motivation Profile

We are going to spend the first few days of the course working on something called a personal motivation profile.

Tony Robbins Audio Link for Completion of Personal Motivational Profile - Please note the time stamps on each segment of the guided note taking sheet.  This will help let you know when each section you should take notes on is presented.  This also allows you to easily go back should you miss it.

Quote for the first homework assignment:  

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
- Mark Twain

*Taken from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana_1948
Pete Mody,
Nov 7, 2010, 4:39 AM
Pete Mody,
Nov 5, 2010, 9:18 AM