Henry James Teacher Resources
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Literature of the Gilded Age
Young scholars examine the subtle shift from romanticism to realism in American literature in the post-Civil War period. After an introduction to the period, they work in groups to research various authors, such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson plan 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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Local Color in the Late 19th Century
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Learning Network: Fill In 2011 Commencement Speeches
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 worksheet or make the activity more challenging by requiring pupils to generate the words on their own!
7th - 12th English Language Arts
The Secret Garden
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.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Students 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
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Sondheim: Secret Metaphors
Learners 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. Learners identify and anaylze linear and nonlinear structural patterns in musical scores.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Mark Twain and the American West
Students analyze Mark Twain's "Western" voice. For this literature lesson, 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.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
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.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Kate Chopin's The Awakening: No Choice but Under?
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
From Smithson To Smithsonian
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History