American Literature Part 1: Literature in Historical Context
In this 8 week semester course, we will explore the history and evolution of the first half of American literature of the United States of America / US
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45 minutes per class
This class can coordinate with my United States history course if desired. This 8 week, semester course will explore the 1st half of American Literature. We will begin with early, colonial pieces, and trace the development on this literature into the mid 19th century. This course will explore the historical context for each piece within the US, as well as the literary features of the writings. We will read a variety of genres of writing from the most significant American writers of the...
Students will learn the major literary movements and authors of early American literature. They will explore literary terms and styles, as well as how to discuss literature both orally and written.
I have a master's degree from the University of Cambridge, as well as 15 years teaching experience in history and literature. I have approval and experience teaching AP English Literature and AP US History from the College Board.
Students will be expected to complete reading and writing assignments for each week.
Assessment can be provided however a family requests
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
For parental guidance, the works we will read might have moments of violence or deal with sensitive subjects such as slavery. In particular, Rowlandson addresses a violent encounter with Native Americans, Poe often alludes to violence in his stories, and Twain addresses the issue of slavery.
Source links will be provided weekly for all reading.
Brandy DahlenUniversity of Cambridge, M.A., AP, History, Literature, and Writing Teacher
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Feel free to request specific courses (topics) or sections (time/dates)! I am available for sections friendly to all international time zones. I will list sections as you request them. Hi everyone! I have a master's degree in history from the...