Grab this collection of files and save yourself oodles of time! American Romanticism is my long-time favorite movement in American Literature; it's my pleasure to share these activities with you. Bring the ideals of classic authors such as Poe, Emerson, and Thoreau to life with contemporary connections to Star Wars, Mountain Men, and Snow White. This bundle includes four 40 minute lessons ready to go!
Heavily based on the historical previews from Holt, Rinehart, & Winston’s Elements of Literature textbooks, these presentations introduce parts of history that influenced American Romanticism in a visual and interactive manner. Introduce (or recap) each literary movement in American Literature with a historical context presentation. ** Wait – if you’re interested in more – consider buying my American Literature in Historical Context Bundle to save money.
These 4 lessons take about 40 minutes each. Lessons include: Romantic, Transcendental, Emerson, and Dark Romantic. Each of these movements has a PowerPoint presentation, fill-in-the-blank notes page, and key in this bundle. Fill-in-the-blank notes pages are ready to copy and go. Students listen, take notes, and make connections between literature and history. Also great for a review! (You may purchase these lessons individually as well, but you save money by buying them all at once!)
I’ve found that students appreciate some contemporary connections to bring these movements to life. The format of these presentations includes funky pictures and catchy phrases to breathe some fresh air into the classics.
Fill-in-the-Blank Notes can be collected for a grade or participation points. I have my students hand their notebooks four times a year, and I check the notes at that time.
2 of the presentations have recommended links to video clips, including connections with Star Wars, Snow White, and Mountain Men. 5 extension activities included in case your lesson runs short or to pull the main ideas over to the next lesson. These activities help explain abstract concepts such as the over soul, and clear up misconceptions about stereotypical romantic stories versus the American Romanticism.