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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
Just because you can, should you? Reflections on the ethics and limits of medical research are prompted by a reading of excerpts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, viewing of clips from the 1931 film, and examining sections of the online exhibition, Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secretes of Nature.
6th - 12th Science 19 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Students complete close reading and analysis activities for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In this literature analysis instructional activity, students complete multiple close reading and analysis activities to evaluate the 19th century story.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 19 Views 130 Downloads
Tales of the Supernatural
Scary stuff! Whether approached as the first horror story or a "serious imaginative exploration of the human condition," Frankenstein continues to engage readers. Here's a packet of activities that uses Mary Shelley's gothic novel to launch an examination of supernatural tales.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Don't Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1
"Who is more human? Victor Frankenstein or the nameless monster he created?" This, according to the narrator of a two-part presentation on Frankenstein, is the essential question. The video begins with a summary of the action of the novel and then posits that Mary Shelley's tale reveals that seeking knowledge is a way of becoming human.
13 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Frankenstein Part II
Part 2 of the course on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein takes up the issue of the viewing the text as an example of the romantic novel, a format that causes the reader to consider difficult questions. The narrator asks viewers to consider why Frankenstein's experiment failed.
13 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Introduction to Frankenstein
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.
12th Language Arts 6 Views 27 Downloads
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Who was Percy Shelley, and what is he famous for? Your class will be surprised at his rather promiscuous past. Detailed here is a brief account of his life and relationships in a general timeline format. The presentation also highlights Mary Shelley's successful writing career.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Fascination with Mystery and Horror: Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley
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.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Romanticism and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Start by discussing the fundamentals of Romanticism, and then discuss some of its characteristics in poetry and literature. On slide 18, learners are introduced to Mary Shelley, famous for her work, Frankenstein. By slide 23, the viewers get a glimpse into the characters and plot line of the novel.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Gothic novel. Horror story. Science fiction. All these labels have been applied to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. If this classic tale is part of your curriculum, consider introducing the novel with a presentation that includes background on Shelley, romanticism, the Age of Reason, and gothic novels.
7th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 15 Downloads
Frankenstein Anticipation Guide
Before your high schoolers embark on the journey of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, provide them with this prereading activity. Independently, they respond to seven statements that connect with the novel. For example, they must decide if they truly believe that "Everyone has a hidden monster inside of them.
10th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 29 Downloads
It's Alive! Part II: Mary Shelly's Frankenstein
Learners examine the novel "Frankenstein" for examples of cloning. They relate the story to the ethics of cloning and genetics today. They also compare the text with films that have been made about the novel.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 64 Downloads
Students 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. Students then participate in a mock trial that requires them to consider how perceptions may affect the way characters are represented by various people.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 45 Downloads
The Enlightenment in Europe: Ch 22
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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 47 Downloads
Who was Mary Shelley? With this PowerPoint, viewers learn about her life before releasing Frankenstein. But how was the gothic novel created? Your class will also learn about some of the influences that helped Mary create her famous piece of literature.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Frankenstein List 2 Vocabulary Sheet
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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads