American Literature A
(Am Lit A)
What is the American Dream and how does it affect the writing of American authors? Can one define an American ideal or an American individual, and if so, what would this definition say? Have the answers to these questions changed over time, and if so, how? Does race or ethnicity have any effect on what American writers write about and how they write it? These are some of the questions that this course considers.
American Literature A aims to engage students in a critical study of the development of American Literature from the colonial period until the civil war era, to help students develop powerful literacy and language skills in alignment with national standards and the Maine Learning Results, to challenge students intellectually and to help them grow creatively as citizens, writers and individuals.
- Teacher: Mister Brigham