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If you are previewing the film Glory for your young historians, this packet may help you spark ideas for discussion and offer some interesting facts and quotations that may add to your presentation of this Civil War narrative. It includes a few worksheets that learners can use to track character development and major themes, as well as a fact sheet regarding black soldiers in the war and the 54th regiment. 
Extend your study of the well-known novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the list of activities and discussion questions included here. Pupils can study the moors of England, grow their own gardens, research British colonialism, explore the relationships between characters, and more.
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate  the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a piece of writing. They analyze the story, and then create a visual display of a favorite writer.
Learners research information on Virginia's most famous patriots such as Washington and Jefferson. They work together in groups to gather the information and determine the role of each patriot. They create a PowerPoint presentation to share their informa
Students become familiar with the Federalist papers and the work of the federal government.  In this federalism lesson, students find similarities and differences between state and federal government.
Fourth graders investigate Patrick Henry. In this primary source lesson plan students view primary sources of Patrick Henry. They discuss who he was and why he is famous.
Students explore the work of Stephen Sondheim. In this musical theater lesson, students examine the musicals Merrily We Roll Along and Sunday in the Park with George. Students identify and anaylze linear and nonlinear structural patterns in musical scores.
High schoolers explore characterization in Little Women. In this literature lesson, students participate in written analysis and research in order to explore Alcott's characterization in the novel.
Students study Greek literature. In this Greek tragedies lesson, students explore the dance-dramas of Martha Graham. Students study the choreography that brings ancient Greek literature to life.
High schoolers investigate how Chopin's, The Awakening, reflects attributes of regionalism and local color. After reading the first seven chapters of the novel, students find passages from the text that reflect realism, local color or regionalism and provide evidence to prove their point.
Students prepare to read Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening, by learning historical background and author information. Students investigate Kate Chopin's place in literary history and define literary realism. Students discuss how culture and setting plays an important role in literature.
Students analyze "To Build a Fire" by Jack London and "The Open boat" by Stephen Crane. They write an essay in which they compare and contrast the narrators and plots in each story.
Students analyze Mark Twain's "Western" voice. In this literature activity, students read Roughing It by Twain and watch "The West." Students examine Twain's history and compare it to the history of America's developing West. Students complete literary analysis and creative writing assignments that enable them to hear Twain's "Western" voice.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Wharton's The House of MirthStudents may check some of their answers online.
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 46 short answer and essay questions about The Rise of Silas Lapham. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the selection at the bottom of the page.
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.
Pupils 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.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the life and accomplishments of Virginia Woolf.
Pupils examine the themes of loneliness and frustrated love in the work of Carson McCullers. In this theme analysis lesson plan, students complete a comparison of patterns in the novels of McCullers as a part of a theme analysis.

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