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Young scholars examine Nureyev's artistic endeavors and achievements. In this language and art lesson, students analyze modes of dance expression at the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th centuries. They focus on Martha Graham and Nureyev conducting internet research, participate in group discussions and compose their own dance piece.
Young scholars identify the key characteristics that comprise American literary naturalism in Jack London's "To Build a Fire" and Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat." In this naturalism analysis lesson, students identify characteristics of the genre in American literary naturalism, conduct in-depth character analysis for the stories, and compare and contrast the two writers' styles. Young scholars write an essay of comparison.
Young scholars examine Kate Chopin's The Awakening as an analysis of women's roles in 19th century society. In this novel analysis lesson, students analyze the novel for its realism and place in literary history. Young scholars use the given links and research to analyze the text and complete online research to then write a summary of Chopin and or creole culture.
Students evaluate a series of primary source documents. They Identify the variety of opinions regarding the use of Smithson's bequest and define the legislative compromise embodied in the Smithsonian Institution Act. They examine the images and documents on each Activity Page before answering the associated questions.
Students study the similarities and differences between British and American painters located in the Musee' d'Orsay. In this art history lesson, students learn how to observe and analyze pieces of different art styles. Students read passages of biographical information for the artists and study some of the works.
Students discover the interaction of American Literature, politics and the environmental movement. They explore the changing concept and philosophy of wilderness, and explain the development of The National Park System. They read sections of Thoreau, Muir, Abbey and Emerson with a set of questions for the students to develop their own essays.
Students complete close reading activities to analyze Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. In this literary analysis lesson, students analyze key quotations from Ethan Frome and respond to contemporary reviews of the text. Students use textual evidence to support their own claims about the novel's protagonist. Students may complete journal activities, group work, or an essay as assessment.
Meant to be used with the article "Words of Wisdom" also available on the New York Times website, this resource contains a fill in the blank exercise where learners complete the article by supplying missing words. Use words from the word bank at the bottom of this activity or make the activity more challenging by requiring pupils to generate the words on their own! A great resource for ELLs or low-level readers, this activity combines a high-interest topic with an adaptable activity.