Before teaching the five major movements of American literature, it’s important to hook students’ attention with a visual summary of the important elements and philosophies that marked the distinct eras of Colonialism, Romanticism, Realism, and Modernism. (The hallmarks of Post-Modernism/Contemporary Lit. have proven to be a bit harder to nail down since experts can’t seem to agree on the elements that guide today’s writers. Guess my great-grandkids will have a better sense of what’s really happening in the literary world today.)
Using slick technology, build a bridge between students’ knowledge of American history and their understanding of the forces that guided some of our best writers. To take a closer look at the lecture materials, just click here.