American Lit Wordle

American Literature

  • Welcome to American Literature!


    This course provides a chronological study of American Literature divided into four nine-week units:

    1. Native American/Colonial Literature (Informative and Explanatory)
    2. Revolutionary Literature/Fireside Poets (Argumentative Writing)
    3. Romanticism/Realism (Argumentative Writing)
    4. Modernism/Post-Modernism (Informative and Explanatory).

    Each unit will include a writing component. Our curriculum reflects the Georgia Standards of Excellence. You may refer to the Georgia Department of Education Website ( to view a copy of the GSE.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


    “Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

    [Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Nov. 1980), pp. 16-32]” 
    ― Barbara Tuchman