Lessons for American Literature

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  • The Givens Foundation: K-12 Curricula: Curriculum Index - … : Often, students study American literature organized primarily by genre, such as poetry or non-fiction. In these English literature classes, students should be … the pertinent cultural and historical events that helped shape the literature. The Harlem Renaissance period and its writers need to be … of characterization, setting, and plot. Grade 9-12 Levels: Subjects: Literature Reading Speaking, Discussion and Debate Writing Lesson Students will: Goals …
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  • Novel Ideas: History of the American Novel - … be able to: understand the history of the American novel in the contexts of literature in general and U.S. history; conduct … integrated whole that explains the functions and interactions of language, literature, the arts, traditions, beliefs and values, and behavior patterns. Time … institutions to accomplish goals. Materials and Media Components: excerpts from American literature, from 1600 to the present (PDF) construction paper for time …
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  • Native American History - … devote a class period to reading the piece of Native American literature included below and analyzing it in a class discussion. Begin … from the 19th century but that, unlike so much Native American literature that began orally and later was written down, this piece … the second time. (The excerpt is reproduced from Adventures in American Literature [Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1996].) from "An Indian's …
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  • Saluting An American Author - … honor significant American authors, past and present. Objectives: Students will research a time period in American literature, learning the significance of some American authors … , asking each group to select a different time period in American literature. The website below has some suggestions, but the teacher should … . Extending the Lesson: Invite a teacher, professor, or scholar of American Literature from a local high school, community college, or university to …
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  • If Horatio Drove Today - … and flawed decisions that contributed to the tragedy. Subject: Arts & Literature, Social Studies Grade Level: High, Middle Topic: United States History … end of the frontier. Subject: Arts & Literature, Math, Social Studies Grade Level: High, Middle Topic: American Literature, United States History: Westward Expansion & Manifest … the foundation for students' original one-act plays. Subject: Arts & Literature, Social Studies Grade Level: High, Middle Topic: United States History …
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  • Transcending Poetry, Jazz, Rap & Hip Hop - … "Closing Time." (These poems can be found in many standard American Literature anthologies as well as the Complete Works of Langston Hughes … (Langston Hughes) Literature & Life I'll Make Me A World The Hip-Hop Phenomenon Fooling with Words Print Literature African American Literature, Voices In … create and communicate knowledge. Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding …
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  • Tennessee Williams: Exploring the American Dream - … the lyric form in performing arts and literature. Standards Language Arts Understands relationships between literature and its historical period, culture, and society … context on form, style, and point of view; influence of literature on political events; social influences on author's description of … , science fiction, supernatural tales, satires, parodies, plays, drama, American literature, British literature, world and ancient literature, the Bible) U.S. History Understands the socioeconomic …
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  • How Do You Teach the Civil Rights Movement? - … conditions that led to the Civil Rights era. Children's literature provides a safe space in which children wonder, ask questions … . My biggest success incorporating the Civil Rights Movement with juniors (American literature) has been focusing on the music and lyrics of Bob … do with me" attitude that can be easily brought to literature. I really enjoy teaching - and continuing to learn from - this …
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  • Heart (and Arm) of Darkness - … and American ghost tales. • The ability to analyze different mediums and work in both mediums creates different interpretations of art, literature and … ” by Edgar Allan Poe (including audio version) Heath Middle Level Literature – Purple Level. Lexington: D.C. Heath, 1995. pp. 808-15 … by Day 5 of miniproject. Day 2 – Ghost Tales in American Literature 1. Distribute copies of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell …
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  • Teaching Maya Angelou With New York Times - … the Morrison books are widely considered modern classics of African-American literature. Ms. Angelou's book, a searing look at her childhood … myself and my life in literature." When have you seen yourself and your life reflected in literature? Who are your literary mothers … scrolling through this collection. Biographies, Fiction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature, Personal Writing, Poetry, classic lit, Maya Angelou 3 Comments Comments …
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