Unit Study L: Early American History

Religious Texts


Period Literature

  • Common Sense – by Thomas Paine
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Democracy in America – by Alexis de Tocqueville



  • Johnny Tremain – by Esther Forbes
  • Prelude to Glory Series – by Ron Carter


Short Stories

  • Rip Van Winkle – by Washington Irving
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – by Washington Irving
  • Short Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne


Historical Fiction: Shows and Movies

  • A More Perfect Union (1989 movie)



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