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35 reviewed resources for Tennessee WIlliams

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Exploring A Streetcar Named Desire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the dramatic elements of a Streetcar Named Desire. In this drama lesson, students explore the theme of the Tennessee Williams play as they read the play and watch performances of some of the acts. High...
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Tennessee Williams: Exploring the American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars read and analyze selections of Tennessee Williams' work. They write journal responses, conduct Internet research, perform various scenes from one of Williams' dramas, and create a presentation.
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Tennessee Williams: Wounded Genius

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how Tennessee Williams revolutionized American theater with plays like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie. But he never escaped the painful legacy of his childhood.
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Southern Puritanism and Tennessee Williams

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write an essay comparing Arthur Mille's The Crucible and one of Tennessee Williams' plays. In this Tennessee Williams lesson, students discuss the influence of Puritanism on modern American drama. Lesson includes a vocabulary...
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a Streetcar Named Desire

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students gain an idea of southern life in post WWII and an understanding of familial relationships as presented in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. They are introduced to the film genre and explore how versions of a play can compare...
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The Glass Menagerie: K‐W‐H‐L Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Readers of Tennessee Williams' award winning memory play, The Grass Menagerie, will be neither disappointed nor discouraged by this prereading strategy that asks learners to consider what they know about Williams and his play, what they...
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The Glass Menagerie: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Readers are introduced to the key themes in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie by this carefully crafted anticipation guide. A great discussion starter.
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Acting in Marriage-Is It on Stage or Off?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars compare views of marriage in Macbeth and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  In this comparative literature  lesson, students discuss and debate the marriages of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth   Brick and Maggie's...
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The Memory Play in American Drama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at a memory play. In this American drama lesson, students read Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie and analyze it as a memory play. Students discuss the linear and non-linear aspects of the play prior to...
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Scopes Trial: 3 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Was the Scopes trial more complicated than a simple debate between evolutionists and creationists? As part of a structured academic controversy (SAC) activity, pupils consider multiple perspectives of the Butler Act and engage in close...
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Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine all the descriptions of costumes, props, movement, lighting and music in the stage directions of A Streetcar Named Desire. They begin to imagine this drama as a production, not simply a script. Students perform...
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Scopes Trial: 1 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why did many Tennesseeans support the 1925 Butler Act, which forbade the teaching of evolution? Using several primary source documents and a brief video clip, your young historians will draw connections between the broader historical...
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Scopes Trial: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did Scopes violate the Butler Act? Why did so many Americans follow the Scopes trial? See analytical reading in action with a fantastic five-day lesson plan in which class members consider the historical context that provoked public...
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Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee: Debunking Civil War Photographs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze photographs and texts using primary source analysis. In this primary source lesson students determine whether the photographs and text are truthful.
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Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this lesson. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction and nonfiction...
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Arthur Miller and The Crucible

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the dramatic elements of The Crucible. In this drama lesson, students explore the elements and themes of the Arthur Miller play as they read the play and watch performances of some of the acts. Students then write...
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Common Words and Phrases Puzzle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the meaning of a variety of common phrases. As a class, they are tested on how to use those phrases. They participate in a puzzle game in which they are given a statement to describe the phrase and they are to say it...
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Fractured Families in American Drama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the flawed families in two plays. In this American drama lesson, students read Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Long Day's Journey into Night. Students research information about the playrights and examine the...
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Story Characters Write to "Dear Abby"

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students play the roles of a book character and an advice columnist in this activity involving writing friendly letters and solving problems. They offer advice in response to letters sent to an advice columnist for their local newspaper.
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Battle of Lexington and Concord

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the causes of the American Revolution. In this American History lesson, 11th graders read a story "Guns for General Washington. Students read and discuss statements about war. 
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Whose Side Are You On?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students role play, persuading and staying neutral during arguments. In this viewpoint lesson, students examine the viewpoints of soldiers in the Spanish-American War and role play. After a discussion, some students try to persuade the...
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Uncivil Civilization in The Hairy Ape

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill and discuss the historical context and the structure of the play. In this The Hairy Ape lesson, students draw a line diagram to represent the structural movement of the plot. Students discuss...
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Civil War Bingo

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners answer Civil War questions. In this Civil War United States history lesson, students copy Civil War vocabulary and phrases onto squares on a Bingo card. Learners cover a Bingo square in response to each question asked by the...
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Memories to Last: Observing Monuments

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use scientific observation and inference to examine the Hazen Brigade Monument. For this observation lesson, students review the reasons for building monuments in society. Students then recall monuments they have seen and draw...

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