Puritan New England
This course will explore the ideas and way of life followed by many early colonists in New England. It was a society and culture that detractors mockingly called 'Puritan' and which has had a profound influence on American life and thought to the present. Learn what drove thousands of Puritan English settlers to seek refuge in the wilderness of New England where thy sought to establish a model Christian society - a 'city on a hill' for the world to see. New England Puritanism's successes, failures, and ultimate replacement by a diverse, multicultural American vision will provide understanding of the American sense of mission and self-identity. Assignments have been developed to align with Common Core standards for literacy and writing in History/Social Science.
NOTE: Required books and films must be purchased separately.