Teacher Bulletin | Volume 13

Appropriate for grades 11, 12

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Literature of the Southwest

Writers of the Purple Sage is a literature unit with a creative writing component focusing on some of the writers of the American Southwest. Selections are drawn from Native American poetry as well as explorers and chroniclers of southwest exploration. On-location photographs and videos illustrate the unit and can serve as inspiration for some of the writing assignments. A sample interdisciplinary field trip to the Grand Canyon is included as well.