Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" -- The "New Woman"
Students examine the roles of women in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. They identify how class and nationality affected a woman's place in society. They also discover women's resistance to change during the time period.
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Reader, it's Jane Eyre
Who is Currer Bell? The narrator his course on Jane Eyre with an overview of Charlotte Bronte’s life, her writings under the Currer Bell pseudonym, and a brief summary of the plot of the novel. He approaches the story as a mix of the...
13 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Rest Cure: Gender in Medicine and Literature
Read and discuss "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and the gender issues that the story brings up. Use articles from the time period to analyze, complete with specific discussion questions. After two days, scholars write an essay based on topics...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Charolotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" - the "New Woman"
Learners analyze the life of American middle to upper-class women in the mid- to late-nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In this women's suffrage lesson, students visit the given links in the lesson to analyze the changing...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
All in a Day's Work
Who is Herman Melville? Read and discuss "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street." Then, discuss the film adaptations of Melville's work and translate a passage of the text into modern-day English. Discussion questions are...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Depression or Oppression: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by C.P. Gilman
Eleventh graders read the short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" before researching women's issues that were prevalent during the twentieth century. They look for connections between women's issues and mental health issues, and discuss...
11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dead Word Wall Kills Overused Words
Have your class attend a funeral for the words they overuse in their writing. They develop a list of alternate words for those overused words, and make an effort to employ alternatives whenever possible. This is a great way to improve...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts