This section is devoted to materials intended to assist those teaching Cooper at various educational levels. We welcome contributions of outlines, lecture-notes, and especially ideas and tips that have proved successful in the real world.
- John Stauffer (Harvard University), Lecture Notes on James Fenimore Cooper. (2001)
- Theresa Strouth Gaul (Texas Christian University), Teaching Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans in an American Literature Survey. (2000).
Teaching Materials on Other Websites
- Craig White has recently published Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper (Greenwood Press, 2006).
- Craig White, University of Houston-Clear Lake, has taught several courses involving The Last of the Mohicans and has placed extensive materials online:
- Literature 4232 American Renaissance. 2008. [Link no longer extant. – Ed.]
- Literature 5535 American Romanticism. 2008. [Link no longer extant. – Ed.]
- James Fenimore Cooper in the Annenberg/CPB “Literary Passages” series. Brief biography and some teaching materials.
- Angela Kleinow, The Last of the Mohicans Lesson Plan Ideas: How to Teach James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales Suite101.com. High school Level. Link established with the consent of the author. (2010).
- The Leather-Stocking as Myth and Symbol. The Pioneers as a link to Henry Nash Smith’s Virgin Land. [American Studies at the University of Virginia]
Stephen C. Arch (Michigan State University) and Keat Murray (Pennsylvania Western University). Approaches to Teaching the Novels of James Fenimore Cooper. MLA, 2022.