He didn’t plan to become a writer. He was managing his home and farm, but that changed in 1820 when he wrote a simple story. That story led to another, and another, and another. As a result, American literature changed forever. Though not his first novels, Cooper’s Leatherstocking tales featuring Natty Bumppo captured the early days of the New York frontier in a way none others have. Today we remember the birthday of James Fenimore Cooper, born September 15, 1789. Our timeline worksheet is a special printable packet of information about the author, a timeline worksheet of important events in his life, and a notebooking page for additional research. You’ll find it as part of a special blog series I’m writing for Homeschool Giveaways & Freebies.
You can also find a FREE copywork excerpt of James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans here on Homeschool Giveaways & Freebies and six memorable quotes from The Last of the Mohicans as copywork here on Blessed Beyond a Doubt.
(Fits literary history timeline.)
If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timeline index cards.