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In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of gender in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension activity, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of betrayl in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of power in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 2 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of transformation in The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and essay questions based on the theme of guilt and pain in TheTragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
Ninth graders examine the tragedy in Slovakia. In this Slovakia history lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students participate in a debate about how people reacted to the tragedy.
Ninth graders participate in a demonstration of the concept of "The Tragedy of the Commons." They conduct a "fishing" simulation demonstrating overfishing, complete two data tables, and answer discussion questions.
Students discover details about the tragedy of the St. Louis. In this Holocaust lesson, students conduct research about the Jewish refugees who tried to flee Germany in the 1930's. Students watch a video about the voyage of the St. Louis as well. Students discuss their research findings and impressions of the video and then write essays about the lesson.
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Thomas Kyd's Spanish TragedyStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 30 short answer and essay questions about The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Introduce your class members to the parts of a play. Although the title of the presentation would suggest that examples from Shakespeare’s tragedy will illustrate the terms, beyond the first slide, Romeo and Juliet is not mentioned; therefore, the slides could be used with any play. Consider extending the presentation by asking viewers to identify these elements in any drama being studied. 
This is a fairly neutral resource to facilitate exploration of the controversial topic of gun control. After a brief introduction by the teacher, the class reads an article on the issue and answers the guiding questions. When they finish, there is a series of questions to help individuals predict what kind of law Congress might pass. Ultimately, individuals or pairs write a bill designed after the Princeton Model Congress program. 
Understanding the importance of sustainable fishing practices is fostered through a classroom game. In small groups, the class plays a fishing game where they can see first-hand, the effects of thoughtless fishing practices. After the game, they discuss ways the fishing industry could modify their techniques in order to maintain the current fish populations. 
King Lear, “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz and Anse Bundren? Imagine a unit that examines the tragic hero and patriarchy in King Lear, As I Lay Dying and Apocalypse Now. To liven the brew, learners are asked to include in their study a modern political leader who rules or ruled paternalistically. An active modification to the plan could detail how the writer can take his/her findings, address their political leader, and express their leadership concerns with those of King Lear, "Papa Doc", and Col. Kurtz.  
Bycatch is a sad reality for many sea turtles, dolphins, and sharks; it occurs when they get unintentionally caught in commercial fishing nets. The class plays a game using popcorn and crackers, each child will attempt to catch the target "fish" without snagging the endangered sea creatures. The game leads into a discussion on what sustainable fishing practices are, and why they are so important. Tip: This short lesson and activity could be a great way to introduce the issue of bycatch, ocean sustainability, and why some ocean animals have become extinct.
Research and gather information about the passengers on the Titanic. Learners create a database to record information gathered on the Titanic passengers. They analyze their database and answer questions.
Middle schoolers read two articles about the same event: "Plane from J.F.K Crashes off Canada" from the New York Times and "No Survivors from Crash of Swissair Jetliner Off Nova Scotia" from the Associated Press. They then compare the information in each. Once they find conflicting information, they discuss why the information may differ, and they showcase their findings on a poster. Finally, they write a journal entry about how certain assumptions can color one's view.
Why does Winston think sorrow and tragedy are no longer possible? What is a memory hole, and what is its purpose? Although designed as an assessment, these questions on chapters three and four of the Orwell’s dystopian classic could also be used as a group exercise with each group focusing on one question and then sharing their thoughts with the whole class.
Students compose a letter, organize a group effort, discuss the idea of patriotic symbols and explain their importance, use visual representations to express feelings and explain the importance of sustained volunteerism.

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