The Courtship of Miles Standish Teacher Guide and Poem is a complete curriculum for studying the character and providential history of the Pilgrims through a literature classic. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s narrative poem, with the themes of friendship, honor and courtship is an excellent model of character for young people through the captivating power of story in verse. The teacher guide gives detailed instruction for the notebook method analyzing the literary elements of the poem. Through this story the Pilgrims step out of their tired black and white stereotype to become living companions whose moral strength and courage create lifelong impressions on the reader. The full poem is illustrated with numbered lines for reading aloud.