Kick off your year of American Literature with these engaging presentations over Native American, Puritan, and Rationalist literature. Fill-in-the blank notes included to keep students' attention without overwhelming them with tons of note-taking.
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 3 lessons take about 40 minutes each. Lessons include: Native American, Puritan, and Rationalist. Each 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!
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 extension activities included in case your lesson runs short or to pull the main ideas over to the next lesson. These activities help clarify the values and thinking of our historical roots.