American Tradition in Literature

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Textbook –The American Tradition in Literature, George Perkins & Barbara Perkins (Vol. 2, 12th Ed., McGraw-Hill)

  • Home Burial” by Robert Frost
  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • “Birches” by Robert Frost
  • “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
  • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
  • “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes
  • “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes
  • “Song for a Dark Girl” by Langston Hughes
  • “Trumpet Player” by Langston Hughes
  • “Harlem” by Langston Hughes

For this project,

please select either Langston Hughes or Robert Frost for your topic.You will compose a PowerPoint slide show that introduces your poet to an audience who has never heard .of your poet.Your PowerPoint presentation must have 10-12 slides.

It must include the author’s personal life and caree

  • It must include images
  • It must include his books and awards
  • It must include 2 poems written by your poet that we didn’t read in the textbook
  • It must be professional, neat, and ready to “teach” as if you were presenting this at a professional conference on American

literature.

  • It must be well written with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Make sure it has a cover slide and a Works Cited slide (these don’t count in the slide count above)

Rubric:

Presentation Element

Points Possible

Your Points

Frost

or

Hughes

Life & Career

40

Frost o

r Hughes

Books & Awards

40

Frost o

r Hughes

2

poems

40

Professional Formatting

40

Spelling,

Grammar, & Fine Tuning

40

Total

200

 

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