Great American Authors: Since 1650
Program 1: 1650-1845 (#101)
As the American colonies moved toward becoming an independent nation, a unique and distinctive voice poured forth from the pens of its authors. Once the nation was founded, America's first literary giants - Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe - told stories and wrote poems that could have only come from the heart and soul of this fledgling country. [27 minutes]
Information For Teachers
- Grade Levels
- Curricular Areas
- Literacy & Languages
- Series Length
- 8 episodes
- Average Episode Length
- 28 minutes
- Record Rights
- Recording/duplication allowed as long as IPTV broadcasts the series. If you miss the broadcast, contact your AEA for copies.
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Series Description: This new series presents the lives and literary output of over 60 of America's most read authors. Designed for literary enthusiasts and history buffs alike, Great American Authors is a must for every 21st century library and classroom. Authors are presented chronologically in concise, stand-alone clips.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.
These episodes of Great American Authors: Since 1650 aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- Program 8: 1958-Present (#108)
- Program 7: 1950-1957 (#107)
- Program 6: 1940-1949 (#106)
- Program 5: 1926-1939 (#105)
- Program 4: 1907-1925 (#104)
- Program 3: 1856-1906 (#103)
- Program 2: 1846-1855 (#102)
- Program 1: 1650-1845 (#101)