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American Literature Part 1 of 2 I Full Year Curriculum

Brandy Dahlen with BE Education
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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

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Advanced Placement (AP) Standards
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Colonial Era--Rowlandson and Wheatley
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Early American literature--Irving and Franklin
 Week 3
Lesson 3
American Gothic--Poe
 Week 4
Lesson 4
 Week 5
Lesson 5
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Poetry--Whitman and Dickinson
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Transcendentalism--Emerson and Thoreau
 Week 8
Lesson 8
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.
Homework Offered
Students will be expected to complete reading and writing assignments for each week.
Assessments Offered
Assessment can be provided however a family requests
Grades Offered
Grades offered upon request
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.
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(513)
Hi everyone!  I am Brandy, and I lead BE Education.  I have a master's degree in history from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and I love teaching history, literature, research, and writing!  I have been teaching history, writing, research,... 
Group Class


for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
45 min

Completed by 94 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
3-12 learners per class

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