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Ch 3: Romantic Period in Literature Lesson Plans

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The Romantic Period in Literature chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the history and works of American writers from this literary period in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Romantic Period in Literature chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What was the Romantic period all about? Review the stylistic elements and the characteristics associated with the American Romantic period
Tuesday Washington Irving: Part 1 Examine Irving's background, review his list of works, discuss his penchant for pen names, and analyze Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
Wednesday Washington Irving: Part 2 Build a summary of Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle' and review the Romantic elements
Thursday Washington Irving: Part 3 Identify the Romantic characteristics in Irving's 'The Devil and Tom Walker'
Friday Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Research Longfellow's biography, determine why he was named the Fireside Poet, describe the term lyric poem, identify the stylistic differences between blank verse and free verse, and analyze Longfellow's poem, 'Paul Revere's Ride'

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Romantic Period in Literature Lesson Plans
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The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art

1. The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art

This video introduces American Romanticism, a movement where literature focused on intuition, imagination and individualism. Authors such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow contributed to what became known as the American identity, as the new country did its best to distance itself from European tradition.

Washington Irving: Biography, Works, and Style

2. Washington Irving: Biography, Works, and Style

This video introduces Washington Irving, the father of American literature. Through his works, like 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' Irving developed a sophisticated yet satirical style while helping establish the American identity.

Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis

3. Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Summary and Analysis

Everyone loves a scary story now and then. Learn how Washington Irving's famous story, ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,'' uses imagination and the supernatural to make it a Romantic piece of American literature that is still adapted by television today.

Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis

4. Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis

The story of 'Rip Van Winkle' is one of enchantments and escape. In this lesson, we look at how Washington Irving uses his words and Romantic characteristics to create the story's theme.

The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving: Summary and Analysis

5. The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving: Summary and Analysis

Romantic literature, such as 'The Devil and Tom Walker,' often references the supernatural. In this lesson, we learn how Washington Irving uses an allegory with symbols to create a moral tale about greed while incorporating the supernatural theme.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis

6. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known as a fireside poet because his poems were read by the fire as a means of entertainment. Learn about how he created American history through the use of musical elements, like rhythm and rhyme scheme.

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