Last of the Mohicans, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 9-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: Eastern United States

Genre: American Literature, Historical

Page Count: 66 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 11-12 weeks

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Enter the captivating world of American literature with "Last of the Mohicans," a remarkable addition to the renowned Leatherstocking Tales series by James Fenimore Cooper.
In the year 1757 amidst the turmoil of the French-Indian Wars, this unforgettable tale follows the gripping journey of British Major Heyward as he undertakes the perilous task of escorting the General's daughters through the treacherous wilderness, guided by a Native American scout. Little do they know that this trust will be betrayed, leading them into the clutches of the Hurons and French.
Two valiant Mohicans and their unwavering white scout companion, Hawkeye, rescue the Major and the women. Together, they embark on a relentless odyssey of war, imminent danger, desperate flight, heart-wrenching loss, revenge, and, ultimately, a sacrifice that will forever alter their lives.
Experience the grandeur and intensity of Last of the Mohicans, an enduring masterpiece that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Progeny Press' Last of the Mohicans Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts credit: This comprehensive high school level Literature curriculum offers a one-quarter credit.
Historical Background: Dive into the rich tapestry of the French and Indian War as you explore the backdrop of Last of the Mohicans.
Author Biography: Gain valuable insight into the life and works of the esteemed James Fenimore Cooper, providing additional context to The Last of the Mohicans.
Before-You-Read Activities: Essays, mapping exercises, timeline exploration, artistic expressions, and creative writing exercises.
Vocabulary: Enhance your understanding of the novel by actively learning and retaining key words through a range of engaging activities designed to stimulate and engage.
Literary Techniques: Discover and analyze an array of literary techniques employed in Last of the Mohicans, including synonym, foil, anthropomorphism, personification, irony, epigraph, double negative, in context, maxim, comic relief, simile, rising action, foreshadowing, characterization, allusion, flashback, mood, false climax, metaphor, dynamic, static, antonym, compare vs. contrast, juxtaposition, dichotomous, willing suspension of disbelief, soliloquy, cliffhanger, contrivance, structure, protagonist, conflict, point of view, theme, tone, framework, and poetic justice.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Delve into the deep moral lessons and character values explored in the novel, including truth, talents, hospitality, love, service, our hearts, friendship, patience, revenge, responsibility, control, judgement, respect elders, we are all created equal, forgiveness, sacrifice, and salvation.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in a range of interactive activities and thought-provoking writing assignments, such as explorations of war and combat, compelling biographies, stimulating class discussions, the use of descriptive language, and multiple essay choices.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by James Fenimore Cooper and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Last of the Mohicans.  Movie suggestions included.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Eastern North America, 1757
American Literature, Historical Literature
Study Guide Page Count:
78 pages
Study Guide Author:
Lisa Tiffin
For the Book By:
James Fenimore Cooper

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Rebecca M. on 19th Oct 2015


    very good activities and writing

    very good activities and writing prompts

  • Posted by Michelle B. on 8th Jan 2015


    Great product!

    The guide for The Last of the Mohicans is broken down into a variety of different assignments which has been perfect for my young man who would rather be doing anything else than writing an essay about a literature book. Thanks for a great product!