We found 68 reviewed resources for colonial american literature
Colonials & Revolutionaries: Background Historical & Cultural Information
11th - Higher Ed
The four major trends of the 18th century (The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, British global ambitions, and economic disagreements) are the focus of a PowerPoint that places in context such influences as deism, mercantilism,...
Integrating Literature and Social Studies with Fever 1793
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
To generate interest in post‐Revolutionary Philadelphia and colonial times, class members read and discuss Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Fever, 1793. A simulation helps them grasp the magnitude of the yellow fever epidenic.
A River, Dead or Alive: Native Americans and European Colonists' Treatment of a River
4th - 5th
Students write an expository paragraph about the uses of the Nashua River for the Native Americans and the European Colonists. In this river uses lesson plan, students determine the causes and effects of both parties using the river.
Annotated Timeline of The American Literary Movement
8th - 10th
How did literature evolve in America? This presentation briefly covers the transition from Puritan American all the way until today's Contemporary Period. Key figures from each time period are introduced, and a brief overview of each...
"Some Excellent Dumb Discourse:" Caliban as native American
11th - 12th
Explore The Tempest and how language and power are intertwined in the play. Through a series of questions (provided) and an intense activity that has groups translate Caliban's speech into American Sign Language, learners recognize...
African-American Art and the Political Dissent during the Harlem Renaissance
9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the lesson, by...
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewBenjamin Franklin was never an American president, but he is considered a Founding Father because of his innovative contributions to American politics, science, and economics. Learn more about the way Ben Franklin influenced historical...