The beginning of the year for most American lit survey courses seems to always be a mad dash - a race to cover as much of the 'old stuff' as fast as you can to get to the 'real stuff' later in the semester. Feeling the pressure to cover this period as quickly as possible often times leaves us glossing over the highlights and not really getting to the heart of what makes this time period so unique. We assume the students remember dressing up like Pilgrims and having a Thanksgiving dinner with the Indians in kindergarten and that they remember everything they should know to begin covering the literature of this time period. Most of the time, it's not enough.
This bundle provides everything you need to cover the history, the literary background and the analysis of what makes this time in our country's history so important as a basis for the rest of what comes later in the American Lit Courses we teach. Included in the bundle is a PowerPoint Presentation that is jam packed with information, statistics, videos and pictures that will help bring this period to life for the students in your class. Plus, there are other goodies in the bundle to help you facilitate the class, guarantee student involvement and assess what student's are getting out of the lesson. This presentation can be used as a guided class activity or used as a homework lesson. Either way, your students will get a quick yet comprehensive look into Colonial life and its effects on the literature.
Ideas covered in this presentation:
1. Colonizing the New World
2. Colonial Society - population, womens' roles, family, class structures.
3. Puritans vs. Pilgrims
5. Puritan Politics
7. Puritan Education
8. Notable people - John Smith, William Bradford, John Winthrop, William Byrd, Jonathan Edwards, Cotton Mather, Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor
9. Colonial Culture - painting, music, theatre, architecture, newspapers
10. Puritan Poetry
What you get in this bundle:
1. 31-slide PowerPoint Presentation, complete with video, pictures, and stats.
2. PowerPoint Note View of the Presentation.
3. PowerPoint Slide View of the Presentation.
4. PowerPoint Handout View of the Presentation.
5. Student Presentation Guide to help assess student understanding.
Now you can cover this information quickly AND thoroughly!