American Literature: Social Transformations Coursebook

American Literature: Social Transformations Coursebook
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SKU: b9130
UPC: 9781684271559


Course Overview

American culture has undergone countless social transformations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Today, new social transformations are underway. In this course, students will study how American literature reflects and contributes to social transformations. Presenting a diverse set of voices, the course centers on the intersection of literature, history, and current events.

Students read a selection of fiction, poetry, and essays that explore important topics in American culture: the efforts for liberation that African Americans have engaged in during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the motives that have brought immigrants to the United States, and the environmental struggles that have created tensions between various segments of society. Students examine themes such as xenophobia, bias, and the legacy of the past through the lens of different settings and perspectives.

Suggested prerequisites: Composition or The Hero’s Journey

Course Length: One semester

Suggested Grade Level(s): 11, 12

View samples of our high school curriculum here.

Additional Materials Required

The following books will be necessary to complete this American Literature course:

The following materials are optional but recommended:

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oak Meadow, Inc. 
  • Publication date: January 2023
  • Pages: 96
  • Binding: Spiral bound
  • Product dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Weight: 0.75 lbs