Last of the Mohicans, The - Study 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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An American Literature Classic! Part of the classic Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper.
It is the year 1757 and the French-Indian Wars are in full swing. An escalating cycle of events begins when British Major Heyward decides to escort the General's daughters through the woods, following an Indian scout. Betrayed by this scout to the Hurons and French, they are saved by two Mohicans and a white scout named Hawkeye.
Thus begins a cycle of war, danger, flight, revenge, loss, and eventually an ultimate sacrifice that will change their lives forever.

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

English/Language Arts credit: This in-depth high school level Literature curriculum offers a one-quarter credit.
Historical Background: Unravel the rich tapestry of the French and Indian War as you explore the backdrop of Last of the Mohicans.
Author Biography: Obtain insight into the life and works of James Fenimore Cooper, providing valuable context to The Last of the Mohicans.
Before-You-Read Activities: Conduct essay writing, mapping exercises, timeline exploration, artistic expressions, and creative writing exercises to compliment your studies.
Vocabulary: Enhance your understanding of the novel by actively learning and retaining words through a range of engaging activities designed to stimulate and engage.
Literary Techniques: Discover and analyze 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: Engage 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 unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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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
Workbook ISBN: