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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Theme of Betrayal
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners 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.
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Theme of Power
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.
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Theme of Transformation
In this reading comprehension 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.
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra Theme of Guilt and Blame
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.
The Tragedy of the Commons
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.
No Way Out: The Tragedy of the St. Louis
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.
Spanish Tragedy Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Birth of Tragedy
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 30 short answer and essay questions about The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Advertisers Tread Lightly; Quietly Encouraging Consumers To Spend Again
Students analyze how one national company responded to the tragedy incorporating special message into its advertising. They are to attain knowledge of advertising as it relates to current events.
Finding Katahdin: An Online Exploration of Maine's Past
Middle schoolers read the document " The Recent Tragedy at Harry Cole's Rum Saloon" and sing the song. They decide if the actions taken by Mrs. Jere Swett were proper.
Patriarchy in King Lear and As I Lay Dying
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.
Tracing the Titanic Tragedy
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.
Sustainable Fishing in the Philippines
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.
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.
Exploring the Expository Scenes in Macbeth
Students examine the function of exposition in play structure. They will be able to develop multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for Shakespearean scenes and choose those that are most interesting.
Investigating the Swissair Flight 111 Tragedy
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.
Hamlet and the Elizabethan Revenge Ethic in Text and Film
High schoolers research the social context of Elizabethan England for Shakespeare's "Hamlet". They identify cultural influences on the play focusing on the theme of revenge and then analyze and compare film interpretations of the play.
Political Asylum Talk Show
Learners view videos, visit websites, and read about the nature and changes made to the idea of political asylum. Beginning with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, they will explore policy change throughout the years. The lesson culminates in a simulation of discussions regarding the tragedy of SS St. Louis.
Trying to Make Sense of the World
Students view video clips of September 11 and the assassination of John Kennedy. They discuss why these events hold such an importance to the United States. They also examine the role of coincidence and conspiracy in these types of events.
The Science of a Historic Sinking
Incorporate science investigations to expand pupils' understanding of the Titanic.