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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...
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Electricity, Frankenstein, and the Spark of Life
Shocking! After viewing a short clip from the 1931 movie, Frankenstein and reviewing electricity references in Mary Shelley's novel, class members examine Luigi Galvani's and Alessandro Volta's observations on electricity and muscle...
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Everything You Need to Know to Read "Frankenstein"
It was a dark and stormy night in 1815 when Mary Shelley began drafting a ghost story in response to a competition suggest by Lord Byron. Find out more about Shelley, her life, and events that influenced what is called the first science...
5 mins 9th - 12th
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 ...
10th - Higher Ed
Romantic and Gothic Genres in Frankenstein
How did Romanticism start, and what were its characteristics? These are the central questions the PowerPoint addresses before diving into Gothic themes. Several very well-known sample works are presented with short descriptions. Examples...
11th - Higher Ed
Romanticism: The Artistic Expression of Liberalism
The epic clash of reason and emotion comes to life in this informative presentation. Detailing the period of Romanticism in 19th century Europe, these slides contain pictures of the most famous pieces of art during this period. Viewers...
10th - Higher Ed