This powerpoint provides an overview of the American Realism unit in literature, with a brief historical context. This mini-lecture prepares students to study the works of American realism influenced by antebellum America and the Industrial revolution.
Covers the causes of these changes and the influences they've had on society. Meant for an 11th grade American Lit course, but can be modified for a variety of secondary-grade levels.
An accompanying note sheet can also be found in my store.