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I Am Death: Views of Death and Afterlife in Three British Poems, Part One: John Donne's "Holy Sonnet 10"
Twelfth graders read and analyze John Donne's 'Holy Sonnet 10,' and examine their personal beliefs about death. They identify the nouns and adjectives in the poem, watch various video clips, and write a paraphrase of the poem.
12th Language Arts 5 Views 34 Downloads
Death Be Not Proud
Not dreadful, but mighty, this instructional activity for “Divine Sonnet X” (aka “Death Be Not Proud”) models for individuals how to recognize John Donne’s argument for why Death should not be proud and how to recognize the sonnet structure and rhyme scheme.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Literature and Thought of the American Colonies
Eleventh graders analyze works by John Donne and Thomas Heriot. In this Colonial America lesson, 11th graders examine pieces of literature, documents, and video clips to identify the issues regarding religion in the colonies. Student also take notes on a PowerPoint presentation about Virginia and John Donne.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Students write poetry using voice and strong ideas. In this creative writing instructional activity, students read the poem, "Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne, and then write a similar poem giving personality to their own object or idea and using strong voice.
7th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads
John Donne's Poetry Worksheet
Concluding a study of metaphysical poetry? Challenge John Donne scholars with a worksheet that asks them to identify the subject of several of his poems, to interpret lines, to find examples of metaphysical conceits, and to analyze how the poet develops his themes.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students explore the ways that local, national, and global events are interconnected. They identify current issues at a local and global level, identify organizations that seek to improve conditions in other countries, and examine the role of non-profit organizations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 37 Downloads
To memorize, or not to memorize: that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the fear and anguish of committing a poem to memory, to endure the heartache, to shuffle off this fear, and face the stares of classmates with the hue of resolution, or to refuse to face this sea of troubles and to sleep.
7th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mysteries of Vernacular: Zero
Travel back thousands of years to the origin of the number system and watch how that development gradually produced the zero symbol. Class members will learn a little bit about math and a little bit about how language is shaped in this brief video.
2 mins 7th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
"World Enough, And Time"-Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress
Students read and analyze the poem, "To His Coy Mistress," by Andrew Marvell. They identify the theme of each stanza, complete a worksheet, take an online quiz, and write about a single metaphor or image from the poem.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
"World enough, and time"-Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress
Discuss tone and imagery with Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress." In an attempt to get his fair lady to consummate their relationship, he write a poem urging her to seize the day! Introduce the author to your high school class, conduct a close reading of the poem, and discuss the tone and imagery he uses.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
For Whom The Bell Tolls Study Questions & Essay Topics
Included here are three short study questions and five essay topics for the novel For Whom The Bell Tolls. Consider using these in an upcoming final assessment, but also remember that many high schoolers use Sparknotes to prepare for their literature assessments.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well as for more esoteric terms such as enjambment and litotes.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 27 Views 56 Downloads