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Franz Kafka Teacher Resources
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Learners, after reading and discussing, "The Metamorphosis," by Franz Kafka, explain the symbolism of Gregor's metamorphosis moving beyond a literal view of "he turned into a bug" into the idea that society/family/stress/environment led to his abstract reaction. They analyze a variety of literary elements in connection with its universal themes.
Students discuss the central image of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and use a strong symbol in a piece of writing. In this Metamorphosis lesson, students focus on the central image of the novel in a class discussion. Students create a symbol that represents a big idea and incorporate the symbol in an original essay.
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your learners will recognize features that enable flight, identify major technological advances in aviation and spaceflight, and describe how advances have affected the lives of people.
Students infer America's attitude towards aviation in the early 1900s. In this The Aerial Age lesson, students analyze early 1900s literature, music, advertisements, and popular culture in reference to aviation. Students represent their analysis of primary and secondary sources through creating a collage, essay, exhibit, compact disc, cartoon, editorial, or sheet music cover.
This comprehensive and detailed resource offers a solid set of ideas for exposing early high school readers to the complexity of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. The lessons offer strong pre-reading discussion questions, effective activities for analysis, close reading practice, and recognition of basic elements of story, and possible symbols. The instructor is offered multiple options for assessment that explore Kafka’s purpose in writing The Metamorphosis, and his use of complex literary devices.