Start your American Literature class with these five addition. Included are activities and quizzes that cover American Literature, Beginnings to 1800. Typically, these span the first two units of an American Literature textbook. Included:
* Two quizzes based on the readings "The Story of the Times" - found in many American Literature textbooks, covering events from the Colonial Period (Beginnings to 1750, Pilgrims, theocracy) and the Revolutionary Age (1750-1800, American Revolution, Age of Reason).
* Activities for Slave Narratives - questions created for slave narratives with an emphasis on student empathy for reading this important part of the American Canon.
* Organizers for studying faith and struggles by contrasting "The General History of Virginia" and "from Of Plymouth Plantation."
* Phillis Wheatley analysis. Questions for six poems of hers that require analysis and application of background information.
These activities require students to analyze and interpret the information from early time periods in American Literature. Answer keys and broad themes are included to aid with class discussions. Teaching ideas and writing prompts are included as well.