Introduce your students to the works of the great American authors! Linking the rise of Western Civilization with their writings, each Lifepac will move students towards a better understanding of the various genres and period writings in American history. Students will gain an understanding of the featured authors' writings, lives and culture during each literary period. Five Lifepacs are included, covering literature from the 1600s to the present day. Teacher's guide with answer key included as well.