World History: Journey Across Time

Unit 4: The Middle Ages

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The All-American Slurp by Lensey Namioka
from The Lost Garden by Laurence Yep
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears by Joseph Bruchac
Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan
The Old Demon by Pearl S. Buck
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young
My Two Dads by Marie G. Lee
Tiger Year by Laura Iwasaki
Waiting for the Barbarians by Constantine P. Cavafy
from the Analects by Confucius, translated by Arthur Waley
from the Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu, translated by Stephen Mitchell
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter by Li Po, translated by Ezra Pound
Jade Flower Palace by Tu Fu, translated by Kenneth Rexroth
Answer by Bei Dao, translated by Donald Finkel and Chen Xueliang
April Rain Song by Langston Hughes
Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima by Walter Dean Myers
All Stories Are Anansi's retold by Harold Courlander
from Barrio Boy by Ernesto Galarza
Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Talk told by Harold Courlander and George Herzog
The People Could Fly told by Virginia Hamilton
from Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry
Before the End of Summer by Grant Moss Jr.
The Winner by Barbara Kimenye
Sweet Potato Pie by Eugenia Collier
from Black Boy by Richard Wright
Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
from All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou
Lineage by Margaret Walker
Where Are Those Songs? by Micere Githae Mugo
Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe
from Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Living Well. Living Good. by Maya Angelou
I've Seen the Promised Land by Martin Luther King Jr
from Sundiata recorded by D. T. Niane, translated by G. D. Pickett
from The Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano
My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Go Down, Moses / Follow the Drinking Gourd Spirituals
And Ain't I a Woman? Sojourner Truth
His Promised Land by John P. Parker
Chief Sekoto Holds Court by Bessie Head
Douglass / We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
from Songs for Signare by Léopold Sédar Senghor
from Stride Toward Freedom by Martin Luther King Jr.
Village People by Bessie Head
The Train from Rhodesia by Nadine Gordimer
Dead Men's Path by Chinua Achebe
Sudden Moods / Love Does Not Know Secrets / Tears of Love translated by Ali Ahmed Jahadmy
Anansi's Fishing Expedition translated by Harold Courlander and George Herzog
Edju and the Two Friends translated by Paul Radin
from Sundiata: from The Lion's Awakening retold by D. T. Niane
Life in Benin: from Equiano's Travels by Olaudah Equiano
Tribal Scars or The Voltaique by Ousmane Sembène
The Voter by Chinua Achebe;
The Rain Came by Grace Ogot
The Prisioner Who Wore Glasses by Bessie Head
My Country by Zindziswa Mandela
Bones by Sadru Kassam
All That You Have Given Me, Africa by Anoma Kanié
Oh Broom, Get to Work by Yoshiko Uchida
Anansi and His Visitor, Turtle by Edna Mason Kaula
A Dictionary of Japanese-American Terms by R. A. Sasaki
Three Haiku by Matsuo Basho, translated by Robert Haas
Two Tanka by Lady Ise, translated by Willis Barnstone
Haiku for Four Seasons by Basho
River Light by Yasushi Inoue, translated by Dennis Keene
Tanka Poems all poems translated by Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite
from The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon, translated by Ivan Morris
The Jay by Yasunari Kawabata, translated by Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman
from When Plague Strikes by James Cross Giblin
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning
The Force of Luck by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Lob's Girl by Joan Aiken
By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benét
The Passing of Arthur by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
from Beowulf by Anonymous
from The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by the Venerable Bede
Whoso List to Hunt / The Lover Showeth /How He is Forsaken by Sir Thomas Wyatt
On Monsieur's Departure by Elizabeth I
Sonnet 30 / Sonnet 75 by Sir Edmund Spenser
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars / To Althea, from Prison by Richard Lovelace
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
from The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
from The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
Ozymandias / Ode to the West Wind / To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley
La Belle Dame sans Merci / When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be / Ode on a Grecian Urn / To Autumn by John Keats
Silent Noon by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Lark by Bernart de Ventadorn, translated by Ezra Pound
from the Song of Roland translated by Frederick Goldin

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