Gertrude Stein Teacher Resources
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In this online interactive history quiz activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Pablo Picasso. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Creative Writing/Poetry Lesson Plan
Students complete poetry writing activities and art analysis activities. In this creative writing and art lesson, students analyze a cubist piece by Picasso and discuss abstraction. Students read a poem by Gertrude Stein about Picasso and discuss sound within poetry. Students think of someone they are close to and write a poem with a focus on sound.
New! Teaching The Great Gatsby with the New York Times
East Egg, West Egg, the Valley of Ashes, and the green light. Bring Gatsby, the Jazz Age, and the American Dream to your classroom with a resource designed for teachers. Included in the treasury are six great teaching ideas for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, from creating a gallery walk to set the scene, to judging the adaptations (play, opera, film), to discussing the integrity and moral universe of the Gatsby characters. Also included are links to lesson plans, materials on Fitzgerald, movie trailers, and primary sources from the Roaring Twenties. A must-have for teachers of The Great Gatsby.
Modernism: American Literature 1914-1945
What characterizes modern literature? The first few slides of this 31-slide PowerPoint discuss what sparked the change to Modernism and discuss some of the key figures of the time (like Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud). The 20s and 30s are both briefly touched on, and some characteristics of the work produced during this period are noted. To finish, the isms are introduced: Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and Symbolism.
Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Times
Students examine pictures and works of Hemingway. They discuss techniques used in portraits to show one's appearance. They create two sketches of themselves and share them with the class.
Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time
Students analyze portraits of Ernest Hemingway to see how his private and public personalities are revealed through them. In this "Picturing Hemingway" activity, students complete a variety of activities to investigate public and private depictions of individuals, including themselves.
Life and Art of Pablo Picasso
Art history projects can be a lot of fun. Budding art historians research the life, art, and times of Pablo Picasso, visit the local art museum, and create a multimedia presentation showcasing his art and personal history. Handouts, permission slips, teacher's notes, and background information are all included.
Education and Popular Culture
In this 1920's American history worksheet, students read the provided pages about the evolving American culture during the decade and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the reading selection.
"The Big Cheese"
Eleventh graders research and examine the significant individuals of the 1920s and their impact on American society. They identify characteristics of people who make a difference, and in pairs conduct research on two people with differing points of view from the 1920s. Each pair presents a dialogue performed as the two people researched.
Fishing with Hemingway
Explore the life and works of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway. Middle and high schoolers gain appreciation for the author through this Webquest, detailing his time in Michigan, Paris, Africa, and Cuba. Consider using this resource as a pre-reading activity to introduce the great author.
Resources for Teaching Women Writers
Twelfth graders explore, discuss and experience a wide variety of texts from around the world written by women. They analyze the different genres covered and view a lot of unique point of views from different female perspectives. Topics to embrace include Islam, movements and an array of different cultures.
Rediscovering Forgotten Women Writers
Students investigate and report on an obscure woman writer. In this women's writer lesson, students research a woman whose writings are considered to be lost, out of print, or forgotten. They develop an oral presentation that includes a poster based on their research.
The Day of the Locust Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about Pablo Picasso. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
American Personalities: Autobiographical Sketches
Learners are introduced to American personalities whose fame and contributions have left, and continue to leave a mark in American history.
All You Need Is Love
Pupils discuss the differences between adult love and teenage love. After reading an article, they explore a relationship that began as teenagers and ended in marriage later in life. In groups, they create posters about famous historical couples. They interview a couple they know and write an article about them modeled after the article in the Times.
Study Cubism and Cubist art by examining a number of images with your students. They look at the relationship of Cubism to society architecture, and literature. Finally, they design a Cubist self-portrait using a variety of mediums after studying how more than one medium can be used in a piece of art.
Self-Portrait of the Artist
Learners analyze the self-portraits by Pablo Picasso. In this art analysis lesson, students explore Picasso's direct self-portraits and symbolic self-portraits. Learners complete image based discussion. Students create an alter ego and paint a portrait or write a short autobiography about their alter ego.
The Lost Generation Writers of the 1920's
Eleventh graders explore works of the Lost Generation writers of the 1920's. In this American literature lesson, 11th graders analyze provided selections from Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald and then respond to a writing prompt about their influence.
Parallel Studies in American/Afro-American Literature, Part II -- Black and White Images in Alienation
Students begin the lesson with a review of the elements of poetry. Individually, they read a variety of poems and literature one white and one black author focusing on decay, sterility and alienation. They identify these images within their poems and write their own poems using these ideas as well.