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Written by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is about a crazy scientist and his creation. Ease your class's difficulty reading the text by focusing on challenging vocabulary words. Twenty new vocabulary words are introduced through two activities. Example words include celestial, acute, alloyed, and waft. Although the resource is titled list two, page numbers nor chapters are listed.
Twelfth graders consider the themes in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. They discuss the themes of beauty, revenge, pursuit of knowledge, ambition, science, conflict with parent and child, friendship, and nature. They search newspapers to find examples of these themes and compare them to Shelley's life and the novel.
Students develop literary interpretive skills by reading works by Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley. Students become familiar with characteristics of horror or mystery literary work, and write essays explaining their understanding and/or interpretations of stories or poems.
Why study European Enlightenment? Because our governing forefathers and constitution were shaped by their words and philosophies. Presented here are facts and achievements of 8 different figures from the enlightened era. Also included is are a series of slides dedicated to explaining the context and climate that shaped the story Frankenstein which kids might find really cool.
High schoolers investigate how literature may evolve over time. In this Frankenstein lesson, students watch a video based on the original novel and stories that have followed it. High schoolers then participate in a mock trial that requires them to consider how perceptions may affect the way characters are represented by various people. Extension activities are included with this lesson.