Prezi is a great alternative to Powerpoint presentations in your classroom. These presentations feature fluid animation that captures your students' attention. Overall, I have found these presentations to be far more effective than a standard presentation in my classes.
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This particular presentation covers Periods of Early American Literature. The presentation defines the birth and growth of American Literature generally, and it specifically defines elements, characteristics and notable authors of all of the following periods of literature:
The presentation fills approximately half of a 45 minute class period.
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