Romanticism American Literature Overview Lecture, Transcendentalism, Slide Deck

Laura Randazzo
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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29 slides in Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions (uneditable)
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Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of Romanticism with this 29-slide presentation. Covering the period of American literature from 1800 to 1860, this 30-minute slide deck will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great for giving students a general idea of the important issues and philosophies that guided the literary canon from this time period in U.S. history.

This products downloads in online/offline Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions.

Talking points include: Transcendentalism; Dark Romantics; Gothic Literature; American Renaissance; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edgar Allan Poe; Nature; Self-Reliance; Walden; Civil Disobedience; Moby Dick; The Scarlet Letter; William Cullen Bryant; Central Park; Hudson River School artists; Thomas Cole; Washington Irving; Rip Van Winkle; Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Headless Horseman; Devil and Tom Walker; Fireside Poets; Natty Bumppo; Romantic heroes; Rationalists; Rationalism; Benjamin Franklin; modern Romantic ideal.

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Total Pages
29 slides in Prezi, PDF, and Google Slides versions (uneditable)
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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