American Literature (3rd ed.) surveys the works of more than seventy-five authors in a chronological study, connecting their lives and beliefs as they are revealed in their writings. Students will examine Colonial, Revolutionary, Romantic, Realistic/Naturalistic, Modern, and Contemporary periods and themes relevant to each period.
American Literature Subject Kit (3rd ed.) is rated
4.5 out of
Rated 5 out of
Our favorite of the Lit CoursesWe liked the way the text covered American Literature as it correlated to American History. We have a better understanding of the path our nation has taken as we see the influence American authors and poets had. This text opened the doors for discussion on many topics. The text does an excellent job of pointing out the fallacies of the philosophies of the authors; however, the parent/teacher needs to be involved to make sure these fallacies are revealed to the student.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 4 out of
Well organized for honors American LitThe biggest benefits of BJU curriculum are the good organization and the biblical integration. This is a big upgrade from the previous version, but it is still fairly complex. There is a considerable amount of discussion material and I think the demands on the student make this an honors course. There are opportunities for extra reading and writing. The course is organized in a way that "boring" or "uninteresting" (per my student) works are generally separated by higher interest works. Although I disagree theologically with some of the author's biblical integration, the discussions are thought provoking and require the student to support their beliefs with Bible verses. So, like all BJU kits, this one teaches more than the subject matter. The only thing neither my student nor I like is the arrangement of the end of lesson questions; every "question" is actually multiple questions. Although I appreciate the reviews at the end of a section, my own study guides are clearer. It is a very well-planned set, but completing all the recommended work is for an advanced student.