Today we finished up the literature of the Westward Expansion by briefly meeting authors Bret Harte and Willa Cather. Please see the attached notes. We read "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (Harte) and "The Wagner Matinee" (Cather) while listening to musical selections mentioned in Cather's story.
Students received a study guide today for the American Masters/Westward Expansion test, which will take place on Monday, February 6. They may prepare a 3x5 index card of notes to use on the test if they choose.