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ERIC Number: ED435099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
American Literature before 1865: The Spanish Exploration and Discovery Documents.
Angelides, Mary
This curriculum guide outlines a proposed four or five hour course, English 204, at the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College. The guide delineates the course, giving information on: (1) Goals, Objectives, and Background Notes; (2) Activities, Teaching Strategies, Assignments; (3) Readings and Notes; (4) Additional Sources; (5) Audio-Visual Materials; and (6) Evaluations. The curriculum guide follows one that begins with the study of American literature with Native American literature and the oral tradition, which explores, in part, the encounter with Europeans from the Native point of view. The purpose of the guide is to use the "encounter"--between the Spanish (primarily in the Southwest and Florida) and the Native Americans--to introduce major themes in American literature. These include: the Spanish "American Dream" manifested in the spread of Catholicism and the search for gold; the transformation and conquest of Native cultures by Europeans; and the fact that the United States was a diverse culture from the beginning and that its literature was multi-vocal from the start. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain