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Title: AMERICAN LITERATURE


1
AMERICAN LITERATURE
  • Where did we come from? Who are we? Where are
    we now? Where are we going? What about the
    American Dream? Does it still exist?

2
Early ExplorersThe Literature of Exploration
  • The explorers were first and foremost navigators
    and explorers, not writers.
  • The explorers had a specific audience in mind
    their investors.
  • From the beginning, what came to be known as the
    American Dream is evident in these writers since
    America was held to be a potential location for
    financial and spiritual rejuvenation.

3
Explorers (continued)
  • The literature of exploration considers the
    Indians not just different, but inferior.
  • The literature of exploration is a record of
    history in the making, a document of the events
    that befell these early explorers.

4
Early ColonistsLiterature of the Puritans
  • Settlers of the early colonies were too busy
    keeping themselves alive to produce a large body
    of literature.
  • Early colonial literature included useful prose
    such as reports and records, descriptions of
    the country, legal and governmental documents,
    private journals, diaries (for self-examination),
    and most importantly, sermons.
  • Only literary forms found in the Bible were
    acceptable and all forms of fiction was despised.

5
The Age of Reason/EnlightenmentLiterature of
the Revolutionary Period
  • Growing America became aware that much of their
    present miseries was a result of corrupt
    governments and outmoded economic policies.
  • A rational man began to see that these present
    problems could be swept away by intelligent
    legislation or revolution, if necessary.

6
The Age of Reason/EnlightenmentLiterature of
the Revolutionary Period
  • The writing produced by Americans of this period
    was practical, related to the events evolving
    around them.
  • They wrote
  • to defend
  • to justify and
  • to persuade.

7
English III The Whole Picture
  • SubjectsWho?
  • -Native Americans
  • -Americans, In General
  • -African Americans
  • -Women
  • TopicsWhat?
  • -The American Dream
  • -Freedom Equality
  • Race
  • Gender (Womens Roles)
  • Class
  • -War/Politics

American Literature is viewed from two
perspectives HISTORICAL CULTURAL
8
English III The Whole Picture
  • Collection One Encounters Foundations(3
    Weeks)
  • Introduction
    Overview
  • (Exploration,
    Colonialism, Enlightenment/Age of
  • Reason)
  • -American Dream,
    Freedom Equality, Womens Roles,
  • African
    Americans, Native Americans
  • Collection Two American Romanticism(3 Weeks)
  • -Age of
    Romance and Gothicism (Irving, Hawthorne,
  • Poe, Fireside
    Poets)
  • -Transcendentalism
    (Emerson Thoreau)
  • Collection Three American Masters( ½ Week or
    2 days)
  • -Whitman and
    Dickinson
  • Collection Four The Rise of Realism(2 Weeks)
  • -The Civil War
    (Focus African-American Condition)
  • -Westward Expansion
    (Focus Native American
  • Condition)

9
English III The Whole Picture
  • Collection Five The Moderns(5 ½ Weeks)
  • -Roaring
    Twenties (FitzgeraldThe Great
  • Gatsby) (Focus
    Class Women Roles)
  • -The Harlem
    Renaissance (Focus African-American
  • Writers)
  • -The Jungle
    (Upton Sinclair) (Focus Immigration

  • Exploitation)
  • -The Grapes of
    Wrath (John Steinbeck) (Focus
  • Depression)
    FILM
  • -Southern
    Womens Roles
  • (Gilman,
    Faulkner, Glaspell Porter)
  • Collection Six Contemporary Literature(4
    Weeks)
  • -The 1950s
    Communist Red Scare
  • (MillerThe
    Crucible)
  • -The 1960s The
    Civil Rights Movement

  • The Vietnam War
  • (OBrien-The Things
    They Carried)

10
Unit One Overview
  • 1. What is an American? (1782)
  • -Jean de Crevecoeur Immigration American
    Dream
  • 2. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Poor
    Richards Almanac (1739)
  • -Benjamin Franklin American Dream
  • 3. Speech to the Second Virginia Convention
  • -Patrick Henry
  • 4. The Crisis, No. 1
  • -Thomas Paine

11
Unit One Overview
  • 5. The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • -Thomas Jefferson Freedom Equality
  • 6. Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls
    Womans Rights Convention (1848)
  • -Elizabeth Cody Stanton Womens Rights
  • 7. Amistad (1839)
  • -Film directed by Stephen Spielberg African-
  • Americans
  • 8. Sell A Country Why Not Sell the Air
  • -Tecumseh Native Americans

12
1st Period Reading Days Honors Class
  • 1st Period (Reading Days) COUNTS FOR A GRADE
  • -Reading 15 minutes/Writing 15 minutes
  • (15 min. X 5 days75 min. per week)
  • (75 min. X 1st 9 wks 11.25 hrs)
  • (75 min. X 2nd 9 wks11.25 hrs)
  • -The Ultimate Gift (Contemporary Piece) Film
  • -The Jungle (Early 1900s Immigrants to U.S.)
  • -TBA
  • Honors Classes
  • -The Jungle
  • -The Great Gatsby (216 pages) Film
  • -The Things They Carried (246 pages)
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