Rise of Nations – Literature Selections

Literature List

All literature selections are included in the curriculum.

African Folktales
Dogan Creation Story
An Account of Two Voyages to New England
Sioux Creation Story
Narratives of New Netherland
Diario of Christopher Columbus
Petrarchian Sonnets
Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
On the Family by Leon Battista Alberti
Of the Equal or Unequal Sin of Adam and Eve by Isotta Nogarola
The Life of Sir Thomas More  by William Roper
Utopia by Sir Thomas More
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Don Quixote and the Lions by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola
Trial before the Holy Tribunal by Paolo Caligari Veronese
Theses by Martin Luther
On Christian Freedom by Martin Luther
Admonition to Peace by Martin Luther
A Mighty Fortress is our God by Martin Luther
On Suffering Persecution by John Calvin
The Life of Santa Teresa de Jesús, De Avila
In Praise of Folly by Erasmus
Yet, When Compared, Martin Rossam Comes Out Best by Anna Bijns
Unyoked is Best by Anna Bijns
‘Tis a Waste to Cast Pearls Before Swine by Anna Bijns
Account of the History, Manners and Customs of the Indian Nations by John Heckewelder
In Defense of Poetry by Sir Philip Sidney
Paradise Lost by John Milton
To the Memory of My Beloved, the Author William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Sonnets
Psalms 23
The Acts and Monuments by John Foxe
The King and the Poor Boy retold by Muriel Paskin Carrison
Hymns of Charles Wesley
In Defense of the Indians by Bartolomé de Las Casas
True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
A Journey to Pennsylvania by Gottlieb Mittelberger
Catechism for Slaves
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
Discourse on Methods by René Descartes
Centuries by Nostradamus
Candide by Voltaire
A Good Will by Immanuel Kant
Chapkin the Scamp
The Bewildered Arab by Jami
Letter by Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq
The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Message to Siberia by Alexander Pushkin
The Bronze Horseman by Pushkin
My Monument by Pushkin
Letter to Posterity by Francesco Petrarch
Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Marathi by Bahinabai
West Meets East by Marco Polo
On Being Happy Though Poor translated by Cyril Birch
In the Country of Women translated by Cyril Birch

Institute for Excellence in Writing Teaching Writing Structure & Style is added to all Literature assignments. Styles are practiced throughout all assignments.**

** TRISMS provides assignments that guide students through the IEW curriculum by tying instruction from the program to literature assignments in TRISMS.  The TRISMS assignments can be completed without IEW, but we have found the program to be very helpful for our students.

Our volumes reference:
IEW TWSS2-D 12 DVD set with Seminar and Practicum Workbook by Andrew Pudewa

Since our most recent printings, IEW has provided an updated version of their curriculum.  It should not be hard to follow what is being taught in the new version, but please note that page numbers and titles on DVDs may be different in the newest version. The newest version is: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®, Second Edition [Forever Streaming or DVD Video Seminar, Workbook, Premium Membership]IEW products can be purchased at www.excellenceinwriting.com