Welcome to AIDE American Literature

This course is designed to meet the Alaska Independent Distance Education Curriculum, State of Alaska Performance and Content Standards, and National English Language Arts Education Standards. Joe Marley has developed this course to meet your special needs as well. Please contact him if you have a need that is not met by this course. AIDE/AGS American Literature is a comprehensive course that covers Genres and writing styles by through writings about: Forging America's Literary Tradition: 1620-1849; The Inspiration of New England: 1837-1860; Local Color in America: 1849-1889; the Harvest of Realism and Naturalism: 1890-1908; American Literature Comes of Age: 1905-1940; Moving Into Modern Times: 1940-1970; and Contemporaty American Literature: 1971-present. Quizzes and tests are available on-line (graded immediately).

This comprehensive check list below lists all items to be completed in the course. You may use it to keep track of where you are in the course. (Microsoft Word version; Adobe pdf version)

After completing each activity below check the box; when they are all checked you have completed the course.

Click here for the First Quarter Assignments

Click here for the Second Quarter Assignments

Click here for the Third Quarter Assignments

Click here for the Fourth Quarter Assignments



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