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The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to tell a true war story? Tim O’Brien says that fiction is for “getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” To get at the truth about war, class members examine primary source materials from the...
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Merry Wives of Windsor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The British royals may not appreciate the antics that go on in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare's bawdy comedy appears in a condensed script format. The text comes from a performance by Orlando Shakes, a theater company which...
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Crime and Punishment: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A study guide for Crime and Punishment discusses common themes in the classic novel and shares information about the stage version of the text. After reviewing the history surrounding the tale, writers examine the choices the director...
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Visual Literacy

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
We are living in a visual world. From billboards and magazine covers to memes and Internet videos, visual media is everywhere. A textbook chapter on visual literacy explains the importance of becoming media literate. Thanks to a series...
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Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle: Crash Course Theater #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Guts! Gore! Murder! Human flaws! Aristotle considered all elements of a tragedy. Crash Course Theater's third video covers the Greek philosopher's views on the art form and also explains alternating perspectives on the topic. Engaging...
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Alliteration

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Kids create cool clauses selecting a single starting sound. Ah, alliteration.
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Count of Monte Cristo: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Explore the complex themes of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo with a concept and vocabulary analysis lesson plan. Lead your class in a discussion about the underlying social and historical issues surrounding the novel, as well...
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The Future of Reproduction

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A viewing of Silver Sling begins a consideration of the issues related to and the need for surrogate mothers. Class members then compare the stance of the film to that of the article, “Surrogate Mothers: Womb for Rent.” Richly detailed...
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Charles Baudelaire: Poète Maudit (The Cursed Poet)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning the main ideas of the Decadent movement, high schoolers work in small groups to read and translate poems by the French poet Charles Baudelaire using basic etymology skills. They then read the accurate English translations...
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"War of the Worlds": A Broadcast Re-Creation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why did Orson Welles' 1938 Broadcast of a adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds cause such a panic? To answer this question, class members listen to the original broadcast and research the panic that resulted. They then engage...
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Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers analyze modernist poetry and the role of speaker in example poems. Learners study modernist poems from the Romanticism and Victorian periods as well as Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Using a...