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Romanticism, American Literature Overview Lecture, Transcendentalism & More

Covering the period of American literature from 1800 to 1860, this 30-minute lecture will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great for giving students a general idea of the important issues and philosophies that guided the literary canon from this time period in U.S. history. Also connects materials to today’s pop culture.

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Romanticism: Light Side or Dark Side? Quiz -- Perfect as an intro to Romanticism


LITERATURE MEME: Dark Romanticism, also called American Romanticism, is a subgenre of literature that arose in reaction to Transcendentalism. Dark Romanticism involves sin, self-destruction, often supernatural forces. ...

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Dark Romantics Unit - American Literature - High School ELA

This unit provides a great introduction to American Dark Romanticism. It includes an introductory powerpoint with a Cloze notes handout, a powerpoint showing how gothic elements are still present in pop culture, two close reading assignments (The Minister's Black Veil and The Raven), both with answer keys, and a project with rubric.