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Textbooks Used:  

Grade 9 Literature, 2017, Pearson Education, Inc. 

Prentice Hall Literature, Grade 9, Common Core Edition, 2012, Pearson Education, Inc. 

Freshman English (A) Volume 1 Videos: 

Freshman English: An Introduction, A: https://youtu.be/1fTQ3acyMcQ 

Freshman English: An Introduction, B: https://youtu.be/5Sdba34GUpk 

 

Practice Annotation of Psalm of Life:  

Longfellow’s Psalm of Life, A: https://youtu.be/AOK8ui06mBc 

Longfellow’s Psalm of Life, B: https://youtu.be/EAxzbNpZQl8 

 
Unit 1: American Voices:

 

Pages 2-9: Music for My Motherhttps://youtu.be/pJLAOYUddME

Pages 10-21: Anna Quindlen’s A Quilt of a Countryhttps://youtu.be/2MFXT3YjubI

Pages 22-35: John F. Kennedy’s The Immigrant Contribution, A: https://youtu.be/jqMYIcfn2fU

Pages 22-35: John F. Kennedy’s The Immigrant Contribution, B: https://youtu.be/Ko1L96m1jUA

 

Pages 36-51: Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History: (Old Textbook Pages Referenced) 

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History, A: https://youtu.be/RKQhZDvSODY 

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History, B: https://youtu.be/ufZmHrB3wMk 

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History, C: https://youtu.be/BtZYCJgoDSo 

 

 

Pages 62-77: Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game: (Old Textbook Pages Referenced) 

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, A: https://youtu.be/EI-U4YBWhmI 

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, B: https://youtu.be/6M3tzf0qZWw 

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, C: https://youtu.be/dHOBTZ-jdjI 

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, D: https://youtu.be/_99gY-Ftw2Y 

 
 

Pages 78-87: Camille Dungy’s The Writing on the Wallhttps://youtu.be/I28HB2xA09Q

Pages 88-97: Firoozeh Dumas’ With a Little Help from My Friends: https://youtu.be/qCUam-MlwQo

Pages 98-101: Roberta Hill Whiteman’s Morning Talk: https://youtu.be/swczXXE5Vl8   

Pages 102-109: Gregory Djanikian’s Immigrant Picnic: https://youtu.be/S46I7pD-49Y

 

Unit 1 Enhancement Readings/Lectures:

Julia Alvarez’s My English: (Old Textbook Pages Referenced) 

Julia Alvarez’s My English, A: https://youtu.be/8K4EXes8DjY 

Julia Alvarez’s My English, B: https://youtu.be/XKWp24S5qYc 

 

Maya Angelou’s New Directions, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/hgH5Uqb2RVY 

 

Unit 2: Survival: 

Pages 122-129: The Cost of Survival: https://youtu.be/A3jV298w0mE

Pages 130-151: Haruki Marakami’s The Seventh Man:  

 Haruki Marakami’s The Seventh Man, A: https://youtu.be/YzYNnNlqFnY

Haruki Marakami’s The Seventh Man, B: https://youtu.be/Sn4o2GP7pHo

Haruki Marakami’s The Seventh Man,C: https://youtu.be/33eqRmfJtKA

Pages 152-163: Nancy Sherman’s The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt:

Nancy Sherman’s The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt, A: https://youtu.be/iJYd3e97Ru0

Nancy Sherman’s The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt, B: https://youtu.be/dV4dza83psc

 

Pages 178-201: Caroline Alexander’s The Voyage of the James Caird:

Pages 202-215: Yann Martl’s from Life of Pi: 

Pages 216-223: Grayson Schaffer’s The Value of a Sherpa Life:  

Pages 224-227: Jimmy Santiago Baca’s I Am Offering This Poem, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/wEc8Gg1sKfM

Pages 228-229: Richard Wilbur’s The Writer, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Richard Wilbur’s The Writer, A: https://youtu.be/Myv7NVpJz6Q 

Richard Wilbur’s The Writer, B: https://youtu.be/vYgFtLNJXdc 

 

Pages 230-237: Naomi Shihab Nye’s Hugging the Jukebox: 

 

Unit 2 Enhancement Readings/Lectures:

 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, A: https://youtu.be/zjwOo4XHvZ4 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, B: https://youtu.be/YjeUAOTbzWE 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, C: https://youtu.be/O-Hy8TVxU5w 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, D: https://youtu.be/PgWxVjKXNX0 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, E: https://youtu.be/pUs83RjWv-c 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, F: https://youtu.be/ke45UqkATqY 

Richard Connell’s The Most Dangerous Game, G: https://youtu.be/6ooIq9TTlPU 

 
 
 

O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, A: https://youtu.be/6JYu4SLdkM8 

O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, B: https://youtu.be/W-D6Dtb4Aik 

 
 

Saki’s The Interlopers, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Saki’s The Interlopers, A: https://youtu.be/x5mxWxC8OwQ 

Saki’s The Interlopers, B: https://youtu.be/b20G4fa62hQ 

Saki’s The Interlopers, C: https://youtu.be/Qm5XiBU0erk 

 

Isaac Bashevis Singer’s The Washwoman, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Singer’s Washwoman, A: https://youtu.be/E9IygQVx5hs 

Singer’s Washwoman, B: https://youtu.be/YwJpxjq0pas 

Singer’s Washwoman, C: https://youtu.be/ax-Y0h6-kW8 

 
Jack London, To Build a Fire, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 
 

To Build a Fire, A: https://youtu.be/M_9WehUZ6-U 
 
To Build a Fire, B: https://youtu.be/XVUGDb-Ni6I 
 
To Build a Fire, C: https://youtu.be/gFELoxrvcrE 
 
To Build a Fire, D: https://youtu.be/zHFfPLrcloI 

 

Unit 3: The Literature of Civil Rights: 

 

Pages 250-257: 1963: The Year that Changed Everything:  

 

Pages 258-269: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream, A: https://youtu.be/jIaOsuNthZI 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream, B: https://youtu.be/IVxvHVvepPw 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream, C: https://youtu.be/_fKpuEdUsf8 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream, D: https://youtu.be/_PpJKzDYFQc 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream, E: https://youtu.be/qIpKV3PBdTo 

 
 

Pages 270-303: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail:  

 

Pages 304-311: PBS NewHour: Remembering Civil Rights History:  

Pages 312-315: Margaret Walker’s For My People 

Pages 316-321: Natasha Trethewey’s Incident 

Pages 322-333: Cesar Chavez’s Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:  

Pages 334-343: Grace Paley’s Traveling:  

 

 

 Unit 3 Enhancement Readings/Lectures:

 

Langston Hughes’ Dream Deferred, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Langston Hughes’ Dream Deferred: https://youtu.be/kNErVA1zDS4 

 

Langston Hughes’ Dreams, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Langston Hughes’ Dreams: https://youtu.be/JaPzD_Vglk4 

 

Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary, A: https://youtu.be/0xP5SXLFFJE 

Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary, B: https://youtu.be/ABku0MesFtg 

 
 

Carl Sandburg’s A Lincoln Preface, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Carl Sandburg’s A Lincoln Preface, A: https://youtu.be/VP9nZBCY06k 

Carl Sandburg’s A Lincoln Preface, B: https://youtu.be/u86lML1T9MA 

Carl Sandburg’s A Lincoln Preface, C: https://youtu.be/piohld--cg4 

 

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird:  

Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens:  

 

 

Freshman English (B) Volume 2 Videos: 

Unit 4: Star-Crossed Romances: 

 

Pages 356-363: Romeo and Juliet: A Tragedy?:  https://youtu.be/-U492caTVYc

Pages 364-375: R&J, Literature and Culturehttps://youtu.be/OQs945_XH4w 

R&J, An Introduction: http://youtu.be/vSz3rnfiqog 
 
R&J, Act 1: Pages 376-399 (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

R&J, Act 1, A: http://youtu.be/aM2rLdHJcWE 
R&J, Act 1, B: http://youtu.be/pN2DU5MJctE 
R&J, Act 1, C: http://youtu.be/LrERK0OQYtg 

 R&J, Act 2: Pages 400-423 (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

R&J, Act 2, A: http://youtu.be/o0Nh9wRdldI 
R&J, Act 2, B: http://youtu.be/FIw0ckplJdw 

R&J, Act 3: Pages 424-449 (Old Textbook Pages Referenced):  

R&J, Act 3, A: http://youtu.be/laguwVVWyI0 
R&J, Act 3, B: http://youtu.be/RJjuuCsNXW0 
R&J, Act 3, C: http://youtu.be/zvU7Pe_gxUQ 
R&J, Act 3, D: http://youtu.be/6eRxSJUyAkc 
 
R&J, Act 4: Pages 450-465 (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

R&J, Act 4, A: http://youtu.be/RZormUcQT8U 

R&J, Act 5: Pages 466-485 (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

R&J, Act 5, A: http://youtu.be/qJJtYnRiSHs 
R&J, Act 5, B: http://youtu.be/_PgOmy_QTqQ 

 

 

Pages 486-493: Edith Hamilton’s Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Edith Hamilton’s Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, A: https://youtu.be/-DbtRRvMBkA 

Edith Hamilton’s Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, B: https://youtu.be/gvClRxBkQf4 

 
Pages 504-507: Alyssa Rosenberg’s Romeo and Juliet Is a Terrible Playhttps://youtu.be/ZR4NWu3ps44

Pages 508-515: Noah Berlatsky’s In Defense of Romeo and Juliet:  https://youtu.be/2WDbNICTyZM

Pages 516-529: Gordana Sandic-Hadzihasanovic's Twenty Years on: The Unfinished Lives of Bosnia’s R&Jhttps://youtu.be/AzpH-DH0h78

 
Enhancement Lectures on Shakespeare: 

 

An Introduction to Midsummer Night’s Dream

Intro to Midsummer Night’s Dream, A: https://youtu.be/D9b8VLvl74g 

Intro to Midsummer Night’s Dream, B: https://youtu.be/y3cnK6V__ag 

Shakespeare’s from Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/NgOakBMv3S4 

 

An Introduction to Shakespeare’s Othello

Shakespeare’s Othello, A: https://youtu.be/eREDg-_DN9g  

Shakespeare’s Othello, B: https://youtu.be/tApRD8JJmcw 

Shakespeare’s Othello, C: https://youtu.be/Z9ZOCzCiOks  

 

Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing: 

Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, A: https://youtu.be/N8dshjf663M  

Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, B: https://youtu.be/IaHVmlFRTLA  
 

Unit 4 Enhancement Readings/Lectures:

 

Cynthia Rylant’s Checkouts, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Cynthia Rylant’s Checkouts, A: https://youtu.be/F9rxJy8x0LA 

Cynthia Rylant’s Checkouts, B: https://youtu.be/m5xdleTQXY4 

 

Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Girl Who Can, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Girl Who Can, A: https://youtu.be/hVWVLDuMYJk 

Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Girl Who Can, B: https://youtu.be/Fh3WTig6zDU 

 

Enhancement Lectures: A Poetry Unit: (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

 

Pat Mora’s Uncoiling: https://youtu.be/95nRw7axtFE 

Pat Mora’s A Voice: https://youtu.be/S_zsbE8Bs0I 

Jean de Sponde’s Sonnet on Love: https://youtu.be/OtCSjHkYkkk 

Gabriela Mistral’s Rocking (Meciendo): https://youtu.be/FZxBs7jr-As 

Wordsworth’s I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud: https://youtu.be/h87hXwopWvs 

Richard Brautigan’s All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: https://youtu.be/4zFb5YT7x5o 

Emily Dickinson’s Hope is the Thing with Feathers: https://youtu.be/Rikg2LrWrOM 

Emily Dickinson’s Much Madness is Divinest Sense: https://youtu.be/JtPaJMgKZwU 

Stanley Kunitz’s The War Against the Trees: https://youtu.be/N2Ne3bLkFtU 

Walter Dean Myer’s Summer: https://youtu.be/dWduPo3M_Ac 

Tennyson’s The Eagle: https://youtu.be/0xgCn6TuAbc 

May Swenson’s Analysis of Baseball:  https://youtu.be/hF0GE-650xo 

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells: https://youtu.be/QGnCQH1b18Q 

Yusef Komunyakaa’s Slam, Dunk, & Hook: https://youtu.be/6A3_F_ajJTA 

Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky: https://youtu.be/ozCmvSru3Xc 

Mary Tall Mountain’s There is No Word for Goodbye: https://youtu.be/NDBc8GuQTpI 

Naomi Shihab Nye’s Daily:  https://youtu.be/_gvxN5RWIqE 

David Hilbun’s Hope: https://youtu.be/kLTtaJ0k8cM 

Tyroneca “Ty” Booker’s The Day of the Storm: https://youtu.be/5PvwF6ob1qE 

Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s Casey at the Bat:  

Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s Casey at the Bat, A: https://youtu.be/5rbTYgHakJk 

Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s Casey at the Bat, B: https://youtu.be/WkAo7L30BEk 

William Stafford’s Fifteen: https://youtu.be/7XmLSQv6ksg 

Sandra Cisneros’ Twister Hits Houston: https://youtu.be/ngIvDbKpBsQ 

Edwin Muir’s The Horses: https://youtu.be/09gv3c0R4b4 

Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: https://youtu.be/QYUj1SzJKnI 

T.S. Eliot’s Macavity: The Mystery Cat: https://youtu.be/Cisu5F5BwpU 

Emily Dickinson’s We never know how high we are: https://youtu.be/I9S0mh-I4kk 

E.E. Cummings’ Maggie and milly and molly and may: https://youtu.be/rSEJ5lC4vro 

Shakespeare’s The Seven Ages of Man: https://youtu.be/xLz02aCTMkw 

Robert Frost’s Fire and Ice

Robert Frost’s Fire and Ice, A: https://youtu.be/XWO9MOyEfdw 

Robert Frost’s Fire and Ice, B: https://youtu.be/KEse7L6qPAs 

Daniel C. Buchanan’s Three Haiku:  https://youtu.be/61CRsXlILSs 

Alice Walker’s Women: https://youtu.be/lAlEMfjBuDw 

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30: https://youtu.be/hpATkJAFQxY 

 

Unit 5: Journeys of Transformation

 

Enhancement Lectures: Hamilton’s Mythology

Hamilton’s Mythology, #1: pages 1-23: Introduction to Classical Mythology: 

Introduction, A: https://youtu.be/fz6lskEzroU 

Introduction, B: https://youtu.be/AX9TMgtJA7M 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #2: pages 24-47: Part 1, Chapter 1, The Gods: 

The Gods, A: https://youtu.be/w7lbZ-UgBrY 

The Gods, B: https://youtu.be/OpV3q8L8cIg 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #3: pages 47-64: Part 1, Chapter 2, The Two Great Gods of Earth: 

Two Great Gods of Earth, A: https://youtu.be/2Zj4f1Wx7gc 

Two Great Gods of Earth, B: https://youtu.be/NyQiKrWpanw 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #4: pages 65-95: Part 1, Chapter 3 and 4: How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes: 

How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes, A: https://youtu.be/8pY9vVMxf1A 

How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes, B: https://youtu.be/VTZxFfDr71M 

How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes, C: https://youtu.be/ww5Ps3aW-XQ 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #5: pages 96-121: Part 2, Chapter 5 and 6: Cupid and Psyche; Eight Brief Tales of Lovers: 

Cupid and Psyche; 8 Brief Tales of Lovers, A: https://youtu.be/3CSxWQqnaLY 

Cupid and Psyche; 8 Brief Tales of Lovers, B: https://youtu.be/dgsTxyP8AJk 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #6: pages 122-145: Part 2, Chapter 7 and 8: The Quest of the Golden Fleece; Four Great Adventures:  

The Quest of the Golden Fleece; Four Great Adventures, A: https://youtu.be/g8SI99p6e6w  

The Quest of the Golden Fleece; Four Great Adventures, B: https://youtu.be/PpIFnNO6Yl0 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #7: pages 146-184: Part 3, Chapters 9-12: Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta:  

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, A: https://youtu.be/LByODdP4v0U 

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, B: https://youtu.be/Zpk-L_2Fwec 

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, C: https://youtu.be/7I05k2ofLzU 

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, D: https://youtu.be/XRc-NqDObSo 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #8: pages 185-246: Part 4, Chapters 13-16: The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas:  

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, A: https://youtu.be/hxrVM_Opk9k 

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, B: https://youtu.be/S2zhLfOr6B4 

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, C: https://youtu.be/kShiXQjnk_0 

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, D: https://youtu.be/47ycQsabpns 

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, E: https://youtu.be/s6-Se3krSNg 
 

Hamilton’s Mythology #9: pages 247-291: Part 5, Chapters 17-19: The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens:  

The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens, A: https://youtu.be/cid0Z1Xiy08 

The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens, B: https://youtu.be/3jiVj1IRuZM 

The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens, C: https://youtu.be/o-oNamA44H0 

 

Hamilton’s Mythology #10: pages 292-313: Part 6, Chapters 20-21: Midas—And Others; Brief Myths Arranged Alphabetically: https://youtu.be/rYXJI4-B06Y 
 

Greek Thought and the Big 5, A: https://youtu.be/z6VLYC3sbNo

Greek Thought and the Big 5, B: https://youtu.be/Yx3IDTryIM4

 

Pages 542-549: Gone and Back Again: A Traveler’s Advice: https://youtu.be/lBbZxg3CWeQ   

Pages 550-557: Literature and Culture: Preparing to read the Odyssey: (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Preparing to read the Odyssey, A: https://youtu.be/Skai0NHUZTk 

Preparing to read the Odyssey, B: https://youtu.be/hSuUB29YAUg 

Pages 558-559: Background Information for the Odyssey: https://youtu.be/OLHdktRWxtc

Pages 560-562: Homer’s Odyssey: An Introduction, Part 1: (Old Textbook Pages Referenced):  

Homer’s Odyssey: An Introduction, A: https://youtu.be/4ZXLNOEvlLU 

Homer’s Odyssey: An Introduction, B: https://youtu.be/r_Ja_Lrkzak 

 

Pages 562-563: Homer’s Odyssey, Sailing from Troy, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/7MEK48TSi0Q 

Pages 563-564: Homer’s Odyssey, The Lotus-Eaters, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/WDP7hNOLqrA 

 
 

Pages 564-576: Homer’s Odyssey, The Cyclops, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Homer’s Odyssey, The Cyclops, A: https://youtu.be/G3UqX4pVH-Y 

Homer’s Odyssey, The Cyclops, B: https://youtu.be/0H-EUXbblOQ 

 
 

Pages 576-579: Homer’s Odyssey, The Land of the Dead, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Homer’s Odyssey, The Land of the Dead, A: https://youtu.be/7FPb0XaeOIg 

Homer’s Odyssey, The Land of the Dead, B: https://youtu.be/thGRiYwT3Vw 

 

Pages 580-583: Homer’s Odyssey, The Sirens, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/1Tfd459-4yY 

 

Pages 583-585: Homer’s Odyssey, Scylla and Charybdis, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/86Zp15sw83U 

 

Pages 585-593: Homer’s Odyssey, The Cattle of the Sun God, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Homer’s Odyssey, The Cattle of the Sun God, A: https://youtu.be/zE0CIhMVx50 

Homer’s Odyssey, The Cattle of the Sun God,  B: https://youtu.be/8ASLfpap7mI 

 

Pages 594-600: Homer’s Odyssey, Part 2, The Return of Odysseus, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/pw5mOjBx3DU 

 

Pages 600-601: Homer’s Odyssey, Argus, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced) : https://youtu.be/dHbpCyES6QM 

 

Pages 602-605: Homer’s Odyssey, The Suitors, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/6uGrkyuPlnU 

 

Pages 605-607: Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/fp0ouA8C87I 

 

Pages 607-608: Homer’s Odyssey, The Challenge, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/4qmxoFx-XTk 

 
 

Pages 609-613: Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus’ Revenge, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/aW-N0XRPIJk 

Pages 613-623: Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope’s Test, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/39wgxLnKdXc 

 

Pages 624-633: The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel:  https://youtu.be/FYS_OkNKT8M

 

Pages 650-659: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s The Return:  https://youtu.be/miQqAa95RW4

Pages 660-667: Campell and Moyer’s The Hero’s Adventure:  https://youtu.be/JRYwyTstbpI

Pages 668-671: Anne Sexton’s Courage, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced):

          Courage, A: https://youtu.be/6JJ4LJNQfDY

          Courage, B: https://youtu.be/KzmPMMkWDi0

 

Pages 672-673: C.P. Cavafy’s Ithaka:  https://youtu.be/tphFL4p14eg

Pages 675-681: Basho’s The Narrow Road of the Interiorhttps://youtu.be/NZSJ5y3TxjQ

 
 Unit 5 Enhancement Readings/Lectures:

 

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s An Ancient Gesture, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/U-8dDgHx9yo 

Find a copy of this poem here: An Ancient Gesture by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Margaret Atwood’s Siren Song, p. 1130: https://youtu.be/RXbaQp5fIko 

Find a copy of this poem here:

Siren Song by Margaret Atwood | Poetry Magazine

 

Derek Walcott’s Prologue and Epilogue from the Odyssey, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/mBPLxPxDK6M 

Find a copy of this poem here: http://chess.buchananschools.com/uploads/8/7/1/4/8714975/prologueandepiloguefromtheodyssey.pdf

Constantine Cavafy’s Ithaca, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): https://youtu.be/6ZrutSDYzmo 

 Find a copy of this poem here:

Ithaka by C. P. Cavafy | Poetry Foundation

 

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, A: https://youtu.be/gB1kPuppE4c 

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, B: https://youtu.be/uLgf1M7oHt4 

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, C: https://youtu.be/c0aBmdGWS-s 

 
 

James Hurst’s The Scarlet Ibis, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

James Hurst’s The Scarlet Ibis, A: https://youtu.be/S0LzxSLmzIA 

James Hurst’s The Scarlet Ibis, B: https://youtu.be/Nnva_wS4W5Q 

James Hurst’s The Scarlet Ibis, C: https://youtu.be/3ds5dJ-3YC8 

James Hurst’s The Scarlet Ibis, D: https://youtu.be/HtUyUQQGbn8 

James Hurst’s The Scarlet Ibis, E: https://youtu.be/efjkvCMQp-w 

 

Rudolfo A. Anaya’s A Celebration of Grandfathers, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Rudolfo A. Anaya’s A Celebration of Grandfathers, A: https://youtu.be/ml7pSDc1Fz8 

Rudolfo A. Anaya’s A Celebration of Grandfathers, B: https://youtu.be/Rs_jqj4_Uoo 

Rudolfo A. Anaya’s A Celebration of Grandfathers, C: https://youtu.be/Yz0tGvFskbg 

 
 

Lian Dolan’s Carry Your Own Skis, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Lian Dolan’s Carry Your Own Skis, A: https://youtu.be/1JrKIS3p8bM 

Lian Dolan’s Carry Your Own Skis, B: https://youtu.be/_ZWrtEIcVq8 

 

Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing, A: https://youtu.be/4WWwaMeGE0Q 

Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing, B: https://youtu.be/v17spINQnf8 

 
Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, A: https://youtu.be/aJyZ8f0XwWA 

Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, B: https://youtu.be/ztG0N4sDE00 

 
 

Isabel Allende’s Uncle Marcos, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Isabel Allende’s Uncle Marcos, A: https://youtu.be/lDWjHoBTsk8 

Isabel Allende’s Uncle Marcos, B: https://youtu.be/3ErieJ-_Z9s 

 
 Unit 6: World’s End

 

Pages 694-701: Dream’s Winter:  

Pages 702-721: Stephen Vincent Benet’s By the Waters of Babylon, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced):  

        Stephen Vincent Benet’s By the Waters of Babylon, A: https://youtu.be/OGa5ubkLtlM 

        Stephen Vincent Benet’s By the Waters of Babylon, B: https://youtu.be/j5NuGMQfY78 

        Stephen Vincent Benet’s By the Waters of Babylon, C: https://youtu.be/k8gtldb3fA8 

        Stephen Vincent Benet’s By the Waters of Babylon, D: https://youtu.be/SwYmgOGFjQ8 

 

Pages 722-735: Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced):  

        Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains, A: https://youtu.be/AiQlOYRfcHg 

        Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains, B: https://youtu.be/Uzyk5-QZx3A 

 

Pages 742-757: George Johnson’s The Nuclear Tourist

Pages 758-761: Lucille Clifton’s the beginning of the end of the world

Pages 762-763: Sherman Alexie’s The Powwow at the End

Pages 764-769: Czeslaw Milosz’s A Song on the End of the World:  

Pages 770-781: Jefferson Pooley and Michael J. Socolow’s The Myth of the War of the World’s Panic:  

 

Unit 6 Enhancement Readings/Lectures: 

Joan Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, A: https://youtu.be/PQ2eXDQqbOA 

Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, B: https://youtu.be/Z_iikbDfnNY 

Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, C: https://youtu.be/H-69Jp-eN_M 

 

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, A: https://youtu.be/tsuoCCwAxew 

Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, B: https://youtu.be/UQuQOuVGbck 

Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, C: https://youtu.be/RdP64JXdIGo 

Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, D: https://youtu.be/u99cSBgEASU 

 

James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, A: https://youtu.be/aRzp-EzVdQM 

James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, B: https://youtu.be/2rsJN4F5E-Y 

 
 

Arthur C. Clarke’s If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth…, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Arthur C. Clarke’s If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth…, A: https://youtu.be/PONkroW13C0 

Arthur C. Clarke’s If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth…, B: https://youtu.be/Lsz6b52rIZg 

 
 

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, A: https://youtu.be/f02mY5m0m84 

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, B: https://youtu.be/B0OiSXZxiK0 

 
 

Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Man to Send Rain Clouds, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Man to Send Rain Clouds, A: https://youtu.be/0pNVZNlQqcw 

Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Man to Send Rain Clouds, B: https://youtu.be/TWudoh5Lazc 

 
 

R.K. Narayan’s Old Man of the Temple, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

R.K. Narayan’s Old Man of the Temple, A: https://youtu.be/rkAHdX2yC4A 

R.K. Narayan’s Old Man of the Temple, B: https://youtu.be/jx19pQx5a9U 
 

Mark Twain’s The Invalid’s Story, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Mark Twain’s The Invalid’s Story, A: https://youtu.be/pMDrxEoHu6c 

Mark Twain’s The Invalid’s Story, B: https://youtu.be/WIKCLtKKvNE 

 
 

Ray Bradbury’s The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Ray Bradbury’s The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind, A: https://youtu.be/Op3dPDz-GZk 

Ray Bradbury’s The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind, B: https://youtu.be/_rn7Xk-FEY8 

 
Sally Ride’s Single Room, Earth View, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Sally Ride’s Single Room, Earth View, A: https://youtu.be/9y2htP_MTEc 

Sally Ride’s Single Room, Earth View, B: https://youtu.be/NHCgvGBm4fA 

 

 

Nelson Mandela’s Glory and Hope, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

Nelson Mandela’s Glory and Hope, A: https://youtu.be/BMYvpZYw-ks 

Nelson Mandela’s Glory and Hope, B: https://youtu.be/R761Cz4Fic4 

 

Edith Hamilton’s Perseus, (Old Textbook Pages Referenced): 

 
 

Edith Hamilton’s Perseus, A: https://youtu.be/n3JMJmTseMw 

Edith Hamilton’s Perseus, B: https://youtu.be/UCsrK6yyLEY 

 
 

Freshman Novels Lectures: 

 
 

Ayn Rand’s Anthem

Ayn Rand’s Anthem, A: https://youtu.be/vtAEA1D--rk  

Ayn Rand’s Anthem, B: https://youtu.be/WWIhLv69CJk  

 

Robert Peck’s A Day No Pigs Would Die

Peck’s A Day No Pigs Would Die, A: https://youtu.be/jTyWiMzkYJ4  

Peck’s A Day No Pigs Would Die, B: https://youtu.be/wmrFIQEMxxU  

 
 

Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer: 

Twain’s Tom Sawyer: https://youtu.be/Ehn4EPFRzrI 

 
 

George Orwell’s Animal Farm: 

Orwell’s Animal Farm: https://youtu.be/WC39E7En0Ao