Twelfth graders make connections between past and present, relevance of studying Chaucer.
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Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Canterbury Tales Introduction
Imagine your class has just completed a study of The Canterbury Tales. Imagine you are looking for a synthesizing activity to reinforce the key concepts in the unit. Imagine asking class groups to craft presentations that will introduce...
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Anti-Semitism in Western Literature Bias in Society
Students read and discuss "The Prioress Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer. In groups, they define a blood libel and discuss what elements in the book make it fit into this category. As a class, they examine the stereotyping of Jews and the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts