After students have viewed the video, read the headnotes and literary selections in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, and explored related archival materials on the American Passages Web site, they should be able to
discuss the variety of ways in which European settlers imagined Native Americans;
understand how myths about America's foundation were formulated, debated, and challenged by these seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers;
explain the basic theological principles of the Quaker and Puritan faiths;
understand how the physical hardships of immigration and the challenges of living and traveling in unfamiliar landscapes shaped the culture of European immigrants in the New World.
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